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Vernon Schaffer (1903 - 1972)

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Vernon Schaffer
1903 - 1972
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November 24, 1903
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December 1972
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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Vernon Schaffer was born on November 24, 1903. He died in December 1972 at 69 years old. We know that Vernon Schaffer had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Vernon Schaffer passed away in December 1972 at age 69. He was born on November 24, 1903. We are unaware of information about Vernon's family or relationships. We know that Vernon Schaffer had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1903, in the year that Vernon Schaffer was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1912, by the time he was just 9 years old, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1946, when he was 43 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1961, he was 58 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1972, in the year of Vernon Schaffer's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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