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Wiley R Mcelveen (1905 - 1988)

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Wiley R Mcelveen
1905 - 1988
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August 6, 1905
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October 11, 1988
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Tucker, Dekalb County, Georgia 30084
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Wiley R Mcelveen was born on August 6, 1905. He died on October 11, 1988 at age 83. We know that Wiley R Mcelveen had been residing in Tucker, Dekalb County, Georgia 30084.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Wiley R Mcelveen passed away on October 11, 1988 at 83 years of age. He was born on August 6, 1905. We are unaware of information about Wiley's family. We know that Wiley R Mcelveen had been residing in Tucker, Dekalb County, Georgia 30084.
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In 1905, in the year that Wiley R Mcelveen was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1916, Wiley was only 11 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1939, by the time he was 34 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1967, he was 62 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1988, in the year of Wiley R Mcelveen's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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