Reuben Hightower

(1919 - 1981)

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Reuben Hightower
1919 - 1981
Born
June 1, 1919
Death
October 1981
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Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana 71103
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Reuben Hightower was born on June 1, 1919. He died in October 1981 at age 62. We know that Reuben Hightower had been residing in Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana 71103.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Reuben Hightower passed away in October 1981 at 62 years old. He was born on June 1, 1919. We are unaware of information about Reuben's family or relationships. We know that Reuben Hightower had been residing in Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana 71103.

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In 1919, in the year that Reuben Hightower was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1939, at the age of 20 years old, Reuben was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1944, Reuben was 25 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1952, Reuben was 33 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1981, in the year of Reuben Hightower's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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