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Ollie Collins (1932 - 2009)

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Ollie Collins
1932 - 2009
Born
December 3, 1932
Death
March 23, 2009
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Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72904
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Ollie Collins was born on December 3, 1932. He died on March 23, 2009 at 76 years old. We know that Ollie Collins had been residing in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72904.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Ollie Collins died on March 23, 2009 at age 76. he was buried in Ft. Smith National Cemetery Section 14 Site 751, Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on December 3, 1932. There is no information about Ollie's surviving family.
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In 1932, in the year that Ollie Collins was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1958, when he was 26 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1973, at the age of 41 years old, Ollie was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1987, Ollie was 55 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1998, he was 66 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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