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Walter Hinz (1911 - 1975)

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Walter Hinz
1911 - 1975
Born
November 14, 1911
Death
February 1975
Last Known Residence
Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin 54858
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Walter Hinz of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin was born on November 14, 1911, and died at age 63 years old in February 1975.
Updated: November 8, 2011
Biography ID: 71975869

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Walter Hinz passed away at age 63 years old in February 1975. Walter Hinz of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin was born on November 14, 1911.

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Walter Hinz lived 12 years shorter than the average Hinz family member when he died at the age of 63.
The average age of a Hinz family member is 75.
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In 1911, in the year that Walter Hinz was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1935, when he was 24 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1956, when he was 45 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, when he was 57 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1975, in the year of Walter Hinz's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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