Walter Dahm (1907 - 1987)

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Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida

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1907 - In the year that Walter Dahm was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1913 - At the age of only 6 years old, Walter was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1960 - By the time he was 53 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1961 - He was 54 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.

1987 - In the year of Walter Dahm's passing, 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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Walter Dahm passed away in May 1987 at age 79. There is no known cause of death. He was born on June 5, 1907. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Dahm had been residing in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida.

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