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Elwin Rich (1872 - 1963)

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Elwin Rich
1872 - 1963
Born
January 19, 1872
Death
October 1963
Last Known Residence
New Hampshire
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Elwin Rich of New Hampshire was born on January 19, 1872, and died at age 91 years old in October 1963.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2780552

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Elwin Rich passed away at age 91 years old in October 1963. Elwin Rich of New Hampshire was born on January 19, 1872.

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Elwin Rich lived 19 years longer than the average Rich family member when he died at the age of 91.
The average age of a Rich family member is 72.
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1872 - 1963 World Events

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In 1872, in the year that Elwin Rich was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1922, when he was 50 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1935, at the age of 63 years old, Elwin was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1946, by the time he was 74 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1963, in the year of Elwin Rich's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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