Russell Eugene Powers (1923 - 2000)

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Russell Eugene Powers
1923 - 2000
June 1923
Tippecanoe, Indiana United States 46570
Wichita Falls, Texas United States
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Russell Eugene Powers was born in June 1923 in Tippecanoe, Indiana. He died in 2000 in Wichita Falls, Texas at 76 years old.
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Russell Eugene Powers
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Russell Powers was born in in Tippecanoe, Indiana United States 46570
Russell Powers died in in Wichita Falls, Texas United States
Russell Powers was born in in Tippecanoe, Indiana United States 46570
Russell Powers died in in Wichita Falls, Texas United States
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He was youngest of 7 kids. Lived in Indiana and Miami Florida. He joined army air force and was stationed at Sheppard fold in wf tx and in wall a wall a washington


He had a 7th grade education, but worked as a postman, a private investigator for a law firm, and he owned and operated atlas fire extinguisher company, and served in military



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Russell Eugene Powers passed away in 2000 in Wichita Falls, Texas at age 76. He was born in June 1923 in Tippecanoe, Indiana. We are unaware of information about Russell's family or relationships.

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In 1923, in the year that Russell Eugene Powers was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1935, by the time he was only 12 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1965, at the age of 42 years old, Russell was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, Russell was 53 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1987, Russell was 64 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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