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Calvin Ray Mayfield (1956 - 1996)

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Calvin Ray Mayfield
1956 - 1996
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June 29, 1956
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April 5, 1996
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Calvin Ray Mayfield was born on June 29, 1956. He is the child of Rachael Jo (Mayfield) Robinson and Charles William Robinson. He died on April 5, 1996 at 39 years old.
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Calvin Ray Mayfield passed away on April 5, 1996 at 39 years of age. He was born on June 29, 1956. He is the child of Rachael Jo (Mayfield) Robinson and Charles William Robinson.
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In 1956, in the year that Calvin Ray Mayfield was born, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, Calvin was only 12 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1979, when he was 23 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1985, Calvin was 29 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1996, in the year of Calvin Ray Mayfield's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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