Ransom Austin

(1928 - 1987)

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Ransom Austin
1928 - 1987
Born
May 3, 1928
Death
October 19, 1987
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Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304
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Ransom Austin was born on May 3, 1928. Ransom died on October 19, 1987 at 59 years old. We know that Ransom Austin had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304.
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Ransom Austin died on October 19, 1987 at 59 years of age. Ransom was born on May 3, 1928. There is no information about Ransom's surviving family. We know that Ransom Austin had been residing in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida 32304.

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In 1928, in the year that Ransom Austin was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, Ransom was just 6 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1948, Ransom was 20 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1972, this person was 44 years old when 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.

In 1987, in the year of Ransom Austin's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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