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Sam Wodensky (1890 - 1967)

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Sam Wodensky
1890 - 1967
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August 13, 1890
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February 1967
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Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota 58577
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Sam Wodensky was born on August 13, 1890. He died in February 1967 at 76 years old. We know that Sam Wodensky had been residing in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota 58577.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Sam Wodensky passed away in February 1967 at 76 years old. He was born on August 13, 1890. We have no information about Sam's family. We know that Sam Wodensky had been residing in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota 58577.
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In 1890, in the year that Sam Wodensky was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1907, by the time he was 17 years old, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1939, when he was 49 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1945, at the age of 55 years old, Sam was alive when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1967, in the year of Sam Wodensky's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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