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Conrad Valcourt (1956 - 1980)

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Conrad Valcourt
1956 - 1980
Born
July 16, 1956
Death
September 1980
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Conrad Valcourt was born on July 16, 1956, and died at age 24 years old in September 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Conrad Valcourt.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3227872

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Conrad Valcourt passed away at age 24 years old in September 1980. Conrad Valcourt was born on July 16, 1956. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Conrad Valcourt.

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Conrad Valcourt lived 45 years shorter than the average Valcourt family member when he died at the age of 24.
The average age of a Valcourt family member is 69.
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1956 - 1980 World Events

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In 1956, in the year that Conrad Valcourt 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 1964, at the age of merely 8 years old, Conrad was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1968, he was merely 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 1973, Conrad was 17 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1980, in the year of Conrad Valcourt'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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