Delbert W Depew (1922 - 1992)

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Delbert W Depew
1922 - 1992
June 16, 1922
September 29, 1992
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Hayward, Alameda County, California 94541
Delbert W Depew was born on June 16, 1922. He died on September 29, 1992 at 70 years old. We know that Delbert W Depew had been residing in Hayward, Alameda County, California 94541.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Delbert W Depew passed away on September 29, 1992 at 70 years old. He was born on June 16, 1922. We have no information about Delbert's family or relationships. We know that Delbert W Depew had been residing in Hayward, Alameda County, California 94541.

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In 1922, in the year that Delbert W Depew was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1937, he was merely 15 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1955, Delbert was 33 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1961, he was 39 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1992, in the year of Delbert W Depew's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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