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Oscar Ortiz (1937 - 2011)

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Oscar Ortiz
1937 - 2011
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August 1, 1937
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April 15, 2011
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Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Florida 33971
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Oscar Ortiz was born on August 1, 1937. He died on April 15, 2011 at 73 years of age. We know that Oscar Ortiz had been residing in Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Florida 33971.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Oscar Ortiz passed away on April 15, 2011 at 73 years old. He was born on August 1, 1937. We are unaware of information about Oscar's surviving family. We know that Oscar Ortiz had been residing in Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Florida 33971.
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In 1937, in the year that Oscar Ortiz was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1946, he was just 9 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1967, by the time he was 30 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, he was 36 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1998, Oscar was 61 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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