Otto Lang (1891 - 1972)

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Otto Lang
1891 - 1972
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January 11, 1891
Death
July 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Otto Lang was born on January 11, 1891. He died in July 1972 at age 81. We know that Otto Lang had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Otto Lang passed away in July 1972 at age 81. He was born on January 11, 1891. We have no information about Otto's immediate family. We know that Otto Lang had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1891, in the year that Otto Lang was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1925, at the age of 34 years old, Otto was alive when 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".

In 1948, at the age of 57 years old, Otto was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1963, he was 72 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, in the year of Otto Lang's passing, 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.

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