Oval Watkins

(1910 - 1976)

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Oval Watkins
1910 - 1976
Born
March 31, 1910
Death
March 1976
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Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342
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Oval Watkins was born on March 31, 1910. Oval died in March 1976 at age 65. We know that Oval Watkins had been residing in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Oval Watkins passed away in March 1976 at age 65. Oval was born on March 31, 1910. We are unaware of information about Oval's family or relationships. We know that Oval Watkins had been residing in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342.

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In 1910, in the year that Oval Watkins was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1923, this person was only 13 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1941, by the time this person was 31 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1969, when this person was 59 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1976, in the year of Oval Watkins's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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