Otha Washington (1942 - 1972)

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Otha Washington
1942 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Otha Washington was born on June 6, 1942. Otha died in August 1972 at 30 years old.

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Otha Washington passed away in August 1972 at age 30. Otha was born on June 6, 1942. We have no information about Otha's family or relationships.
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In 1942, in the year that Otha Washington was born, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1952, when this person was merely 10 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1955, by the time this person was merely 13 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1965, when this person was 23 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1972, in the year of Otha Washington's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Feb 6, 1939 - Mar 20, 1998
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Nov 3, 1944 - Apr 24, 2005
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Allen C Washington
Jun 8, 1943 - Nov 9, 2006
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Vshanti K Washington
Mar 31, 2003 - Aug 23, 2009
Vivian L Washington
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Apr 9, 1945 - Jun 17, 2006
Ethel Washington
Nov 26, 1944 - Apr 8, 2008
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Nov 4, 1892 - November 1977
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Sidney Washington
Apr 30, 1914 - Mar 8, 1997
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Willie R Washington
Jul 4, 1946 - Sep 17, 1988
York, PA
James T Washington
Feb 28, 1947 - Aug 15, 1999
San Diego, CA
Louvennia B Washington
Jan 18, 1928 - November 1991
Moorhead, MS
Arthur L Washington
Jul 26, 1947 - May 29, 2003
Greenville, MS
Cora L Washington
Aug 28, 1915 - Jan 2, 1996
Drew, MS
C T Washington
Aug 16, 1948 - Apr 27, 1996
Dorothy Washington
Oct 15, 1918 - February 1982
Chicago, Illinois
Charles R Washington
Jul 22, 1947 - Feb 26, 2006
Verona, MS

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Joe Reese
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Lillie Bryant
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Chicago, IL
Sam Bogan
May 31, 1941 - Apr 2, 2001
Crescent City, FL
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Paterson, New Jersey
Sonja v Herrington
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Meridian, MS
Walter F Trammell
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Albert Taylor
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Elizabeth Davidson
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