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Bernard Baruch (1896 - 1979)

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Bernard Baruch
1896 - 1979
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February 27, 1896
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March 1979
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11224
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Bernard Baruch was born on February 27, 1896. He died in March 1979 at 83 years old. We know that Bernard Baruch had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11224.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Bernard Baruch passed away in March 1979 at 83 years old. He was born on February 27, 1896. We have no information about Bernard's family or relationships. We know that Bernard Baruch had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11224.
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1896 - 1979 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Bernard Baruch was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1927, Bernard was 31 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1954, at the age of 58 years old, Bernard was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1962, Bernard was 66 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1979, in the year of Bernard Baruch's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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