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Carl Letzgus (1918 - 1980)

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Carl Letzgus
1918 - 1980
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April 8, 1918
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April 1980
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Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706
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Carl Letzgus was born on April 8, 1918. He died in April 1980 at 61 years old. We know that Carl Letzgus had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Carl Letzgus passed away in April 1980 at 61 years of age. He was born on April 8, 1918. There is no information about Carl's immediate family. We know that Carl Letzgus had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
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In 1918, in the year that Carl Letzgus was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1926, he was only 8 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1944, Carl was 26 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1958, he was 40 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1980, in the year of Carl Letzgus's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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