Fletcher Mcdonald

(1895 - 1980)

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Fletcher Mcdonald
1895 - 1980
Born
October 5, 1895
Death
June 1980
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West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33404
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Fletcher Mcdonald was born on October 5, 1895. He died in June 1980 at age 84. We know that Fletcher Mcdonald had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33404.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Fletcher Mcdonald died in June 1980 at age 84. He was born on October 5, 1895. There is no information about Fletcher's surviving family. We know that Fletcher Mcdonald had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33404.

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In 1895, in the year that Fletcher Mcdonald was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1910, Fletcher was only 15 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1924, by the time he was 29 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1960, he was 65 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1980, in the year of Fletcher Mcdonald's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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