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George H Dieckman (1917 - 1988)

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George H Dieckman
1917 - 1988
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February 16, 1917
Death
March 14, 1988
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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George H Dieckman was born on February 16, 1917. He died on March 14, 1988 at 71 years old. We know that George H Dieckman had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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George H Dieckman passed away on March 14, 1988 at 71 years old. He was born on February 16, 1917. We have no information about George's surviving family. We know that George H Dieckman had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1917, in the year that George H Dieckman was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1925, he was just 8 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1944, George was 27 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1967, at the age of 50 years old, George was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1988, in the year of George H Dieckman's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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