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Elmer F Chick (1905 - 2004)

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Elmer F Chick
1905 - 2004
Born
October 31, 1905
Death
August 18, 2004
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Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960
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Elmer F Chick was born on October 31, 1905. He died on August 18, 2004 at age 98. We know that Elmer F Chick had been residing in Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Elmer F Chick died on August 18, 2004 at age 98. He was born on October 31, 1905. We are unaware of information about Elmer's family. We know that Elmer F Chick had been residing in Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois 62960.
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In 1905, in the year that Elmer F Chick was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1944, when he was 39 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1956, when he was 51 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, he was 63 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1994, when he was 89 years old, 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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