Chester Prather (1918 - 1985)

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Chester Prather
1918 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Chester Prather was born on December 18, 1918. He died in February 1985 at 66 years of age. We know that Chester Prather had been residing in Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.

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Chester Prather passed away in February 1985 at 66 years old. He was born on December 18, 1918. We are unaware of information about Chester's family. We know that Chester Prather had been residing in Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.
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1918 - 1985 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Chester Prather was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1924, Chester was merely 6 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1949, by the time he was 31 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1958, by the time he was 40 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1985, in the year of Chester Prather's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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