Elmer C Raad (1918 - 2011)

Elmer C Raad
1918 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Elmer C Raad was born on January 18, 1918. He died on February 4, 2011 at 93 years old. We know that Elmer C Raad had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49508.

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Elmer C Raad died on February 4, 2011 at age 93. He was born on January 18, 1918. There is no information about Elmer's surviving family. We know that Elmer C Raad had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49508.
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In 1918, in the year that Elmer C Raad was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1932, when he was merely 14 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, he was 24 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1970, he was 52 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1985, by the time he was 67 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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