Sylvester Coltrin (1919 - 1987)

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Oakland, Douglas County, Oregon

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1919 - In the year that Sylvester Coltrin was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1923 - By the time he was just 4 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1978 - When he was 59 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1980 - At the age of 61 years old, Sylvester was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1987 - In the year of Sylvester Coltrin's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Sylvester Coltrin died in April 1987 at age 67. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on May 21, 1919. There is no information about Sylvester's family or relationships. We know that Sylvester Coltrin had been residing in Oakland, Douglas County, Oregon.

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