Walter S Evans (1902 - 1987)

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Vardaman, Calhoun County, Mississippi

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1902 - In the year that Walter S Evans was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

1922 - By the time he was 20 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1928 - When he was 26 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1953 - Walter was 51 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1987 - In the year of Walter S Evans'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 S Evans died on December 15, 1987 at 85 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on February 11, 1902. There is no information about Walter's family. We know that Walter S Evans had been residing in Vardaman, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

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