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Walter  Gatlin 

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Charlie Lovett Gatlin
2/25/1894 - 10/19/1973

Mary Jane Howard (Daniel)
6/10/1898 - 1/28/1974
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Walter Gatlin
6/12/1939 - 8/11/2001
Walter Gatlin was born on June 12, 1939 in Shellman, Randolph County, Georgia and died on August 11, 2001 in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia. He lived to be 62 years old.

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Death Certificate8/11/2001 Albany GA (Dougherty County) 62 yrs old 
Name: Walter Gatlin, Last Residence: Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, BORN: June 12, 1939, Died: Aug. 11 , 2001,Father: Charlie L. Gatlin, Mother: Mary J. Howard 
Graveyard/Tombstone8/13/2001 Rehoboth Cemetery, Shellman GA (Randolph County) 62 yrs old 
Name: Walter Gatlin, Service Info.: US AIR FORCE, Birth Date: June 12, 1939, Death Date: Aug. 11, 2001, Cemetery: Rehoboth Cemetery  

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7 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
8 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
12 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
13 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
18 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
21 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
23 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
26 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
32 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
35 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
36 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
40 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
42 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
47 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
50 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
51 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
55 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
58 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
59 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
61 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
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2 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
11 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
16 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
21 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
24 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
30 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
31 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
38 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
45 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
53 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
61 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
61 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
61 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
61 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
61 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
62 2001 April 8, 2001 - Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
62 2001 NEWS HEADLINES: September 11 -- (9 11) -- The World Trade Towers are hit by terrorist flying commercial planes full of passengers.
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4 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
5 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
6 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
15 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
23 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
27 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
28 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
32 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
33 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
34 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
38 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
42 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
48 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
48 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
50 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
54 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
55 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
58 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
60 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
62 2001 George W. Bush is elected president. He is the son of George Bush who served as president from 1989-1993. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
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6 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
50 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
51 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
53 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
54 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
57 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
60 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
61 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
61 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
62 2001 October 7, 2001 - In response to the tragedy of September 11, the United States military, with participation from its ally the United Kingdom, commence the first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By November 12, the Taliban government leaves the capital, Kabul.
62 2001 September 11, 2001 - 911 - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The fourth plane is heroically crashed by passengers into a Shanksville, Pennsylvania cornfield when they learn of the plot, preventing destruction of another structure in Washington, D.C., supposed to be the White House or the Capitol building. The plot is attributed to the Al-Qaeda organization led by Osama Bin Laden.
62 2001 April 1, 2001 - China-U.S. incident. An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days
62 2001 September 18, 2001 - Anthrax attacks by mail from Princeton, New Jersey against news and government targets begin. Federal officials announce the first case on October 4. World wide concern about terrorism continues to escalate.


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