Orvis Byrd (1897 - 1973)

Orvis Byrd
1897 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Orvis Byrd was born on July 6, 1897. Orvis died in January 1973 at 75 years of age. We know that Orvis Byrd had been residing in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi 39455.
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Orvis Byrd passed away in January 1973 at 75 years old. Orvis was born on July 6, 1897. We have no information about Orvis's family. We know that Orvis Byrd had been residing in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi 39455.
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In 1897, in the year that Orvis Byrd was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1942, by the time this person was 45 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1951, Orvis was 54 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1966, by the time this person was 69 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1973, in the year of Orvis Byrd's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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