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Gerald Richard Wood (1932 - 1991)

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Gerald Richard Wood
1932 - 1991
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January 20, 1932
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August 27, 1991
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Gerald Richard Wood was born on January 20, 1932. He died on August 27, 1991 at 59 years of age.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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Gerald Richard Wood died on August 27, 1991 at age 59. He was buried in Fayetteville National Cemetery Section 10 Site 44 A, Fayetteville, Arkansas . He was born on January 20, 1932. There is no information about Gerald's family or relationships.
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In 1932, in the year that Gerald Richard Wood was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1966, when he was 34 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1972, by the time he was 40 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1986, he was 54 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1991, in the year of Gerald Richard Wood's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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