Woodrow Bettis

(1919 - 2008)

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Woodrow Bettis
1919 - 2008
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February 9, 1919
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October 22, 2008
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Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204
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Woodrow Bettis was born on February 9, 1919. He died on October 22, 2008 at 89 years old. We know that Woodrow Bettis had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Woodrow Bettis passed away on October 22, 2008 at age 89. He was born on February 9, 1919. We have no information about Woodrow's surviving family. We know that Woodrow Bettis had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72204.

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In 1919, in the year that Woodrow Bettis was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1926, at the age of just 7 years old, Woodrow was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1935, at the age of 16 years old, Woodrow was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1952, he was 33 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, at the age of 53 years old, Woodrow was alive when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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