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Otto Holmdahl (1883 - 1967)

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Otto Holmdahl
1883 - 1967
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June 1, 1883
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March 1967
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98124
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Otto Holmdahl was born on June 1, 1883. He died in March 1967 at 83 years of age. We know that Otto Holmdahl had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98124.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Otto Holmdahl passed away in March 1967 at 83 years old. He was born on June 1, 1883. There is no information about Otto's family or relationships. We know that Otto Holmdahl had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98124.
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In 1883, in the year that Otto Holmdahl was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1910, by the time he was 27 years old, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1936, Otto was 53 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, at the age of 58 years old, Otto was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1967, in the year of Otto Holmdahl's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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