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Bernard W Searles (1919 - 2009)

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Bernard W Searles
1919 - 2009
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April 4, 1919
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October 31, 2009
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Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut 06078
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Bernard W Searles was born on April 4, 1919. He died on October 31, 2009 at 90 years old. We know that Bernard W Searles had been residing in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut 06078.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Bernard W Searles passed away on October 31, 2009 at age 90. He was born on April 4, 1919. We have no information about Bernard's family or relationships. We know that Bernard W Searles had been residing in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut 06078.
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In 1919, in the year that Bernard W Searles was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1920, by the time he was just 1 year old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1934, when he was just 15 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1963, Bernard was 44 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1977, Bernard was 58 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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