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Wendelin Fettig (1917 - 1979)

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Wendelin Fettig
1917 - 1979
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January 15, 1917
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July 1979
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Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota 58501
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Wendelin Fettig was born on January 15, 1917. Wendelin died in July 1979 at 62 years old. We know that Wendelin Fettig had been residing in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota 58501.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Wendelin Fettig passed away in July 1979 at 62 years old. Wendelin was born on January 15, 1917. We have no information about Wendelin's surviving family. We know that Wendelin Fettig had been residing in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota 58501.
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In 1917, in the year that Wendelin Fettig was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1928, Wendelin was just 11 years old when 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.

In 1947, by the time this person was 30 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1967, Wendelin was 50 years old 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 1979, in the year of Wendelin Fettig's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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