Otis Brown (1901 - 1980)

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Otis Brown
1901 - 1980
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July 8, 1901
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April 1980
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Everton, Boone County, Arkansas 72633
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Otis Brown was born on July 8, 1901. He died in April 1980 at 78 years old. We know that Otis Brown had been residing in Everton, Boone County, Arkansas 72633.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Otis Brown died in April 1980 at 78 years old. He was born on July 8, 1901. There is no information about Otis's family or relationships. We know that Otis Brown had been residing in Everton, Boone County, Arkansas 72633.

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In 1901, in the year that Otis Brown was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1913, he was just 12 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1955, he was 54 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1977, Otis was 76 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1980, in the year of Otis Brown's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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