Theodore Swanson (1909 - 1979)

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Theodore Swanson
1909 - 1979
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July 9, 1909
Death
November 1979
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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406
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Theodore Swanson was born on July 9, 1909. He died in November 1979 at 70 years old. We know that Theodore Swanson had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Theodore Swanson died in November 1979 at age 70. He was born on July 9, 1909. We are unaware of information about Theodore's family or relationships. We know that Theodore Swanson had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.

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In 1909, in the year that Theodore Swanson was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1926, by the time he was 17 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1935, Theodore was 26 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1969, he was 60 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1979, in the year of Theodore Swanson's passing, 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.

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