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Sollie Best (1906 - 2003)

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Sollie Best
1906 - 2003
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May 25, 1906
Death
2003
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Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20019
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Sollie Best was born on May 25, 1906. He is the child of Effie Best Dekle Holloway and Frank Best, with sibling Dollie. According to his family tree, Sollie was father to 4 children. He married Helen Bitting Best, and they had children Dorothy Best Perry, James Best, and Robert Best. He had Alberta Lanier with an unknown spouse. He died in 2003 at 96 years of age. We know that Sollie Best had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20019.
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Sollie Best, father to 4 children, passed away in 2003 at 96 years old. He was buried in Washington, District Of Columbia United States. Sollie was born on May 25, 1906. He is the child of Effie Best Dekle Holloway and Frank Best, with sibling Dollie. According to his family tree, he married Helen Bitting Best, and they had children Dorothy Best Perry, James Best, and Robert Best. He had Alberta Lanier with an unknown partner.
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In 1906, in the year that Sollie Best was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1939, at the age of 33 years old, Sollie was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1950, by the time he was 44 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1968, when he was 62 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1970, Sollie was 64 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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