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Owen Wells Rhodes (1925 - 2011)

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Owen Wells Rhodes
1925 - 2011
Born
April 4, 1925
Death
July 20, 2011
Last Known Residence
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida 34209
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Owen Wells Rhodes of Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida was born on April 4, 1925, and died at age 86 years old on July 20, 2011.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33830162

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Owen Rhodes passed away at age 86 years old on July 20, 2011. Owen Wells Rhodes of Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida was born on April 4, 1925.

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Owen Wells Rhodes lived 15 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when he died at the age of 86.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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In 1925, in the year that Owen Wells Rhodes was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1940, when he was just 15 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1959, when he was 34 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1967, when he was 42 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1997, by the time he was 72 years old, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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