Otto Bruns (1880 - 1965)

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1880 - In the year that Otto Bruns was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1917 - He was 37 years old when Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

1925 - When he was 45 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1962 - He was 82 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.

1965 - In the year of Otto Bruns's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Otto Bruns passed away in February 1965 at 84 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 30, 1880. We are unaware of information about Otto's family. We know that Otto Bruns had been residing in Washington.

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