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Oscar J Mayes (1913 - 1996)

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Oscar J Mayes
1913 - 1996
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July 18, 1913
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November 23, 1996
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401
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Oscar J Mayes was born on July 18, 1913. He died on November 23, 1996 at age 83. We know that Oscar J Mayes had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Oscar J Mayes passed away on November 23, 1996 at age 83. He was born on July 18, 1913. We have no information about Oscar's family. We know that Oscar J Mayes had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31401.
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In 1913, in the year that Oscar J Mayes was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1938, by the time he was 25 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1951, Oscar was 38 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, he was 55 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1996, in the year of Oscar J Mayes's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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