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Ollie Collins (1931 - 1997)

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Ollie Collins
1931 - 1997
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March 21, 1931
Death
February 7, 1997
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103
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Ollie Collins was born on March 21, 1931. He died on February 7, 1997 at 65 years of age. We know that Ollie Collins had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Ollie Collins died on February 7, 1997 at 65 years of age. He was born on March 21, 1931. We have no information about Ollie's family or relationships. We know that Ollie Collins had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44103.
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In 1931, in the year that Ollie Collins was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1944, Ollie was merely 13 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1962, Ollie was 31 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1988, he was 57 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1997, in the year of Ollie Collins's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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