Victor Tunstall

27 February 1953–9 January 2015 (Age 61)
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of Victor

Victor Tunstall was born on 27 February 1953, in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He died on 9 January 2015, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 61.

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1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 2

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 2

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1957 · Troops are sent to Central High School

Age 4

In September 1957, troops were sent to Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The reason was that nine African American children were going to start going to this school and putting the new law of Brown v Board of Education into action. These nine children became known as the Little Rock nine.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly in Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Lancashire, North and East Yorkshire, County Durham, Humberside, Kent, Norfolk, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Suffolk, so named from an Old English tūn-st(e)all ‘site of a farm’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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