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Scott Collins (1936 - 2005)

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Scott Collins
1936 - 2005
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November 3, 1936
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February 12, 2005
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Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60079
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Scott Collins was born on November 3, 1936. He died on February 12, 2005 at 68 years of age. We know that Scott Collins had been residing in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60079.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Scott Collins passed away on February 12, 2005 at 68 years old. He was born on November 3, 1936. We have no information about Scott's family or relationships. We know that Scott Collins had been residing in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois 60079.
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In 1936, in the year that Scott Collins was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1947, Scott was merely 11 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1957, he was 21 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1961, at the age of 25 years old, Scott was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1976, Scott was 40 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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