Virgil Motley Mayhew (born 1950)

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Virgil Motley Mayhew
October 20, 1950
Altavista, Va in Altavista, Virginia United States
Virgil Motley Mayhew was born on October 20, 1950 at Altavista, Va, Altavista, Virginia United States. He is the child of Virgil M Mayhew and Delores “Tootie” (Keesee) Mayhew, with siblings Sonja and Jo.
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He was born on October 20, 1950 at Altavista, Va, Altavista, Virginia United States. Virgil Motley Mayhew is the child of Virgil M Mayhew and Delores “Tootie” (Keesee) Mayhew, with siblings Sonja and Jo.
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In 1950, in the year that Virgil Motley Mayhew was born, 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 1968, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1971, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1989, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1995, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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