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Troy C Davis (1928 - 2001)

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Troy C Davis
1928 - 2001
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July 20, 1928
Death
November 14, 2001
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Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas 72455
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Troy C Davis was born on July 20, 1928. He died on November 14, 2001 at 73 years of age. We know that Troy C Davis had been residing in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas 72455.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Troy C Davis died on November 14, 2001 at 73 years old. He was born on July 20, 1928. We have no information about Troy's surviving family. We know that Troy C Davis had been residing in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas 72455.
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In 1928, in the year that Troy C Davis was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1945, when he was 17 years old, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1965, Troy was 37 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1975, Troy was 47 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1996, Troy was 68 years old when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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