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Willie Sanders (1905 - 1975)

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Willie Sanders
1905 - 1975
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December 5, 1905
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December 1975
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Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32808
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Willie Sanders was born on December 5, 1905. He died in December 1975 at age 69. We know that Willie Sanders had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32808.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Willie Sanders died in December 1975 at age 69. He was born on December 5, 1905. We have no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Sanders had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32808.
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In 1905, in the year that Willie Sanders was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1916, he was merely 11 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1943, when he was 38 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1950, he was 45 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1975, in the year of Willie Sanders's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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