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Oscar W Davis (1920 - 2006)

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Oscar W Davis
1920 - 2006
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October 18, 1920
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August 20, 2006
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Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama 36587
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Oscar W Davis was born on October 18, 1920. He died on August 20, 2006 at age 85. We know that Oscar W Davis had been residing in Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama 36587.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Oscar W Davis passed away on August 20, 2006 at age 85. He was born on October 18, 1920. We have no information about Oscar's surviving family. We know that Oscar W Davis had been residing in Wilmer, Mobile County, Alabama 36587.
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In 1920, in the year that Oscar W Davis was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1944, he was 24 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1962, he was 42 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1972, when he was 52 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1997, by the time he was 77 years old, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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