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Wilburn Eastwood (1924 - 1979)

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Wilburn Eastwood
1924 - 1979
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June 11, 1924
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March 1979
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Titusville, Brevard County, Florida 32780
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Wilburn Eastwood was born on June 11, 1924. He died in March 1979 at age 54. We know that Wilburn Eastwood had been residing in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida 32780.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Wilburn Eastwood passed away in March 1979 at 54 years old. He was born on June 11, 1924. We have no information about Wilburn's family or relationships. We know that Wilburn Eastwood had been residing in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida 32780.
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In 1924, in the year that Wilburn Eastwood was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1932, when he was only 8 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, by the time he was 19 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1955, he was 31 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1979, in the year of Wilburn Eastwood's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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