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Adrian B Mather (1916 - 2008)

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Adrian B Mather
1916 - 2008
Born
November 15, 1916
Death
May 22, 2008
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Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine 04011
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Adrian B Mather was born on November 15, 1916. He died on May 22, 2008 at age 91. We know that Adrian B Mather had been residing in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine 04011.
Updated: August 10, 2022
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Military serial#: 31400374 Enlisted: December 27, 1943 in Portland Maine Military branch: No Branch Assignment Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law
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Adrian B Mather died on May 22, 2008 at 91 years of age. He was born on November 15, 1916. We are unaware of information about Adrian's surviving family. We know that Adrian B Mather had been residing in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine 04011.
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In 1916, in the year that Adrian B Mather was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1939, at the age of 23 years old, Adrian was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1977, at the age of 61 years old, Adrian was alive when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1988, when he was 72 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1999, at the age of 83 years old, Adrian was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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