Wendell Bogart (1883 - 1973)

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Wendell Bogart
1883 - 1973
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May 12, 1883
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September 1973
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98119
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Wendell Bogart was born on May 12, 1883. He died in September 1973 at 90 years old. We know that Wendell Bogart had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Wendell Bogart passed away in September 1973 at 90 years old. He was born on May 12, 1883. There is no information about Wendell's family. We know that Wendell Bogart had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.

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In 1883, in the year that Wendell Bogart was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1919, at the age of 36 years old, Wendell was alive when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1923, when he was 40 years old, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1955, at the age of 72 years old, Wendell was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1973, in the year of Wendell Bogart's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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