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Ovene Strain (1907 - 2004)

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Ovene Strain
1907 - 2004
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March 6, 1907
Death
July 17, 2004
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Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas 72653
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Ovene Strain was born on March 6, 1907. Ovene died on July 17, 2004 at 97 years of age. We know that Ovene Strain had been residing in Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas 72653.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Ovene Strain died on July 17, 2004 at age 97. Ovene was born on March 6, 1907. We have no information about Ovene's family. We know that Ovene Strain had been residing in Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas 72653.
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In 1907, in the year that Ovene Strain was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1914, Ovene was merely 7 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1924, at the age of 17 years old, Ovene was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1932, Ovene was 25 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1958, at the age of 51 years old, Ovene was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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