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Vernon J Oostendorp (1904 - 1993)

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Vernon J Oostendorp
1904 - 1993
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March 30, 1904
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January 6, 1993
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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Vernon J Oostendorp was born on March 30, 1904. He died on January 6, 1993 at 88 years old. We know that Vernon J Oostendorp had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Vernon J Oostendorp passed away on January 6, 1993 at 88 years of age. He was born on March 30, 1904. There is no information about Vernon's immediate family. We know that Vernon J Oostendorp had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1904, in the year that Vernon J Oostendorp was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1926, he was 22 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, at the age of 32 years old, Vernon was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1950, by the time he was 46 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1993, in the year of Vernon J Oostendorp's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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