Tuney R Sweat (1901 - 1997)

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Tuney R Sweat
1901 - 1997
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August 27, 1901
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September 26, 1997
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Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32724
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Tuney R Sweat was born on August 27, 1901. Tuney died on September 26, 1997 at age 96. We know that Tuney R Sweat had been residing in Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32724.
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Tuney R Sweat passed away on September 26, 1997 at age 96. Tuney was born on August 27, 1901. We have no information about Tuney's family or relationships. We know that Tuney R Sweat had been residing in Deland, Volusia County, Florida 32724.

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In 1901, in the year that Tuney R Sweat was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1948, this person was 47 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1967, at the age of 66 years old, Tuney was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1980, when this person was 79 years old, 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.

In 1997, in the year of Tuney R Sweat's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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