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Ernest J Craddock (1931 - 1997)

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Ernest J Craddock
1931 - 1997
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April 9, 1931
Death
September 15, 1997
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Plano, Collin County, Texas 75094
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Ernest J Craddock was born on April 9, 1931. He died on September 15, 1997 at 66 years of age. We know that Ernest J Craddock had been residing in Plano, Collin County, Texas 75094.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Ernest J Craddock died on September 15, 1997 at 66 years of age. He was born on April 9, 1931. We are unaware of information about Ernest's immediate family. We know that Ernest J Craddock had been residing in Plano, Collin County, Texas 75094.
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In 1931, in the year that Ernest J Craddock was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1945, Ernest was merely 14 years old when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1958, at the age of 27 years old, Ernest was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1981, at the age of 50 years old, Ernest was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1997, in the year of Ernest J Craddock's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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