W D Heatheringto (1915 - 2005)

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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon

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1915 - In the year that W D Heatheringto was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1920 - When this person was merely 5 years old, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

1957 - At the age of 42 years old, W was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1985 - At the age of 70 years old, W was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1987 - When this person was 72 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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W D Heatheringto passed away on October 15, 2005 at 90 years of age. There is no known cause of death for W. W was born on January 23, 1915. There is no information about W's family or relationships. We know that W D Heatheringto had been residing in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.

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