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Walter Goetz (1898 - 1985)

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Walter Goetz
1898 - 1985
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March 10, 1898
Death
January 1985
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San Clemente, Orange County, California 92672
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Walter Goetz was born on March 10, 1898. He died in January 1985 at age 86. We know that Walter Goetz had been residing in San Clemente, Orange County, California 92672.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Walter Goetz died in January 1985 at 86 years old. He was born on March 10, 1898. There is no information about Walter's family. We know that Walter Goetz had been residing in San Clemente, Orange County, California 92672.
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In 1898, in the year that Walter Goetz was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1921, Walter was 23 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1943, when he was 45 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1967, at the age of 69 years old, Walter was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1985, in the year of Walter Goetz's passing, 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

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