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Woodrow W Peterson (1924 - 2007)

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Woodrow W Peterson
1924 - 2007
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February 3, 1924
Death
December 14, 2007
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Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County, Maryland 21207
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Woodrow W Peterson was born on February 3, 1924. He died on December 14, 2007 at 83 years old. We know that Woodrow W Peterson had been residing in Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County, Maryland 21207.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Woodrow W Peterson died on December 14, 2007 at 83 years of age. He was born on February 3, 1924. There is no information about Woodrow's family or relationships. We know that Woodrow W Peterson had been residing in Gwynn Oak, Baltimore County, Maryland 21207.
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In 1924, in the year that Woodrow W Peterson was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1943, Woodrow was 19 years old when 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 1958, by the time he was 34 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1960, by the time he was 36 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1980, when he was 56 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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