Dwight Alva Richards (1919 - 1994)

Dwight Alva Richards
1919 - 1994
updated June 04, 2019
Dwight Alva Richards, father to 2 children, was born on September 2, 1919 in Barbados. Dwight's partner was Helen Jeanette Richards, and they gave birth to Jeanette E Isom and Olivia (Richards) Titus. He died in May 1994 in New York at 74 years old.

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Dwight Richards was born on in Barbados

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Dwight Richards died in in Kings County, New York United States

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Aug 25, 1919 - May 25, 1976

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Feb 24, 1939 - Jun 6, 2005
Aug 29, 1940 - Nov 16, 2017

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Dwight Alva Richards, father to 2 children, passed away in May 1994 in New York at 74 years old. He was born on September 2, 1919 in Barbados. Dwight's partner was Helen Jeanette Richards, and they gave birth to Jeanette E Isom and Olivia (Richards) Titus.
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In 1919, in the year that Dwight Alva Richards was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1935, Dwight was 16 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1954, when he was 35 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1968, he was 49 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1994, in the year of Dwight Alva Richards's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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