Fred J Goetz (1888 - 1988)

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Fred J Goetz
1888 - 1988
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June 9, 1888
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February 9, 1988
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North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428
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Fred J Goetz was born on June 9, 1888. He died on February 9, 1988 at 99 years old. We know that Fred J Goetz had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.
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Fred J Goetz died on February 9, 1988 at 99 years old. He was born on June 9, 1888. There is no information about Fred's immediate family. We know that Fred J Goetz had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.

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In 1888, in the year that Fred J Goetz was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1905, by the time he was 17 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1911, he was 23 years old when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1952, when he was 64 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1988, in the year of Fred J Goetz's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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