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Robert Bowen (1901 - 1972)

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Robert Bowen
1901 - 1972
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November 3, 1901
Death
January 1972
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Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445
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Robert Bowen was born on November 3, 1901. He died in January 1972 at age 70. We know that Robert Bowen had been residing in Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Robert Bowen passed away in January 1972 at 70 years of age. He was born on November 3, 1901. We have no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert Bowen had been residing in Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445.
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In 1901, in the year that Robert Bowen was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1938, when he was 37 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, at the age of 41 years old, Robert was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1959, he was 58 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1972, in the year of Robert Bowen's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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