Sigurd Egeland (1903 - 1976)

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Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

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1903 - In the year that Sigurd Egeland was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1931 - At the age of 28 years old, Sigurd was alive when 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.

1955 - By the time he was 52 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1959 - By the time he was 56 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1976 - In the year of Sigurd Egeland's passing, 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.

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Sigurd Egeland passed away in July 1976 at age 73. There is no known cause of death. He was born on March 31, 1903. We are unaware of information about Sigurd's family or relationships. We know that Sigurd Egeland had been residing in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

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