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Robert F Overton (1926 - 1995)

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Robert F Overton
1926 - 1995
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October 28, 1926
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September 1995
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Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950
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Robert F Overton was born on October 28, 1926. He died in September 1995 at 68 years of age. We know that Robert F Overton had been residing in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Robert F Overton died in September 1995 at 68 years old. He was born on October 28, 1926. There is no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert F Overton had been residing in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950.
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In 1926, in the year that Robert F Overton was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1939, Robert was only 13 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1943, when he was 17 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, Robert was 26 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1995, in the year of Robert F Overton's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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