David Joseph Fitzgerald (1918 - 2009)

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David Joseph Fitzgerald
1918 - 2009
August 25, 1918
November 11, 2009
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Sun City Center, Hillsborough County, Florida 33573
David Joseph Fitzgerald was born on August 25, 1918. He died on November 11, 2009 at 91 years old. We know that David Joseph Fitzgerald had been residing in Sun City Center, Hillsborough County, Florida 33573.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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David Joseph Fitzgerald died on November 11, 2009 at 91 years old. He was born on August 25, 1918. We are unaware of information about David's family or relationships. We know that David Joseph Fitzgerald had been residing in Sun City Center, Hillsborough County, Florida 33573.

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In 1918, in the year that David Joseph Fitzgerald was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1923, when he was just 5 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1939, he was 21 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1942, at the age of 24 years old, David was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1968, when he was 50 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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