Roosevelt Brodie (1935 - 2010)

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Roosevelt Brodie
1935 - 2010
April 15, 1935
July 13, 2010
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141
Roosevelt Brodie was born on April 15, 1935. He died on July 13, 2010 at age 75. We know that Roosevelt Brodie had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Roosevelt Brodie died on July 13, 2010 at 75 years of age. He was born on April 15, 1935. We have no information about Roosevelt's immediate family. We know that Roosevelt Brodie had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141.

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In 1935, in the year that Roosevelt Brodie was born, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1948, Roosevelt was only 13 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1963, he was 28 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, by the time he was 44 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1990, by the time he was 55 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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