Fred Degroote (1909 - 1965)

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Fred Degroote
1909 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Fred Degroote was born on November 14, 1909. He died in February 1965 at age 55.

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Fred Degroote passed away in February 1965 at age 55. He was born on November 14, 1909. There is no information about Fred's family or relationships.
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In 1909, in the year that Fred Degroote was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1922, Fred was only 13 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1945, when he was 36 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1957, he was 48 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1965, in the year of Fred Degroote's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Joseph M Degroote
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Irene M Degroote
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J G Degroote
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Juliann A Degroote
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Roger A Degroote
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Jun 13, 1940 - Mar 19, 2008
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Frank Degroote
May 31, 1893 - November 1968
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Mina Degroote
Apr 3, 1908 - Jun 12, 1993
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Viola M Degroote
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John Degroote
Oct 29, 1903 - May 1982
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