Donald R Meier (1910 - 2001)

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Donald R Meier
1910 - 2001
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November 24, 1910
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September 5, 2001
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Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia 22963
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Donald R Meier was born on November 24, 1910. He died on September 5, 2001 at 90 years old. We know that Donald R Meier had been residing in Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia 22963.
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Donald R Meier passed away on September 5, 2001 at age 90. He was born on November 24, 1910. We have no information about Donald's family or relationships. We know that Donald R Meier had been residing in Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia 22963.

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In 1910, in the year that Donald R Meier was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1937, at the age of 27 years old, Donald was alive 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 1947, he was 37 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1952, Donald was 42 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1981, Donald was 71 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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