Slister Cromwell (1902 - 1981)

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Slister Cromwell
1902 - 1981
November 27, 1902
June 1981
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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21230
Slister Cromwell was born on November 27, 1902. Slister died in June 1981 at 78 years old. We know that Slister Cromwell had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21230.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Slister Cromwell passed away in June 1981 at 78 years old. Slister was born on November 27, 1902. We are unaware of information about Slister's surviving family. We know that Slister Cromwell had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21230.

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In 1902, in the year that Slister Cromwell was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1912, at the age of just 10 years old, Slister was alive when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1938, Slister was 36 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1954, at the age of 52 years old, Slister was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1981, in the year of Slister Cromwell's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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