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Ollie Otis Collins (1911 - 2006)

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Ollie Otis Collins
1911 - 2006
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November 4, 1911
Death
March 27, 2006
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Blanco, Blanco County, Texas 78606
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Ollie Otis Collins was born on November 4, 1911. He died on March 27, 2006 at 94 years old. We know that Ollie Otis Collins had been residing in Blanco, Blanco County, Texas 78606.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ollie Otis Collins passed away on March 27, 2006 at 94 years old. He was born on November 4, 1911. We are unaware of information about Ollie's surviving family. We know that Ollie Otis Collins had been residing in Blanco, Blanco County, Texas 78606.
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In 1911, in the year that Ollie Otis Collins was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1936, Ollie was 25 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1956, at the age of 45 years old, Ollie was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1971, at the age of 60 years old, Ollie was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1996, he was 85 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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