Stephen J Patton (1909 - 1988)

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Stephen J Patton
1909 - 1988
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December 14, 1909
Death
October 1988
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19114
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Stephen J Patton was born on December 14, 1909. He died in October 1988 at age 78. We know that Stephen J Patton had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19114.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Stephen J Patton passed away in October 1988 at 78 years of age. He was born on December 14, 1909. We have no information about Stephen's family or relationships. We know that Stephen J Patton had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19114.

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In 1909, in the year that Stephen J Patton was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1954, he was 45 years old 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 1964, by the time he was 55 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1979, at the age of 70 years old, Stephen was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1988, in the year of Stephen J Patton's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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