Cyril J Betzold (1896 - 1990)

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Cyril J Betzold
1896 - 1990
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April 18, 1896
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June 7, 1990
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Cyril J Betzold was born on April 18, 1896. He died on June 7, 1990 at 94 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Cyril J Betzold died on June 7, 1990 at 94 years old. He was born on April 18, 1896. We are unaware of information about Cyril's family or relationships.

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In 1896, in the year that Cyril J Betzold was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1905, he was merely 9 years old when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1910, when he was merely 14 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1937, he was 41 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1990, in the year of Cyril J Betzold's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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