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Rudolph J Olson (1918 - 2001)

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Rudolph J Olson
1918 - 2001
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August 21, 1918
Death
January 10, 2001
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Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin 54406
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Rudolph J Olson was born on August 21, 1918. He died on January 10, 2001 at 82 years old. We know that Rudolph J Olson had been residing in Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin 54406.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Rudolph J Olson died on January 10, 2001 at age 82. He was born on August 21, 1918. We are unaware of information about Rudolph's surviving family. We know that Rudolph J Olson had been residing in Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin 54406.
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In 1918, in the year that Rudolph J Olson was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1925, he was only 7 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, by the time he was just 13 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1949, when he was 31 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1975, Rudolph was 57 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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