Preston Pittman (1916 - 1987)

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Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi

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1916 - In the year that Preston Pittman was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1918 - He was only 2 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1947 - Preston was 31 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1985 - He was 69 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

1987 - In the year of Preston Pittman's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Preston Pittman died in September 1987 at 70 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Preston. He was born on October 16, 1916. There is no information about Preston's family. We know that Preston Pittman had been residing in Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi.

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