Gerald Richter (1903 - 1969)

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Gerald Richter
1903 - 1969
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September 8, 1903
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February 1969
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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Gerald Richter was born on September 8, 1903. He died in February 1969 at age 65. We know that Gerald Richter had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gerald Richter passed away in February 1969 at 65 years old. He was born on September 8, 1903. We have no information about Gerald's family or relationships. We know that Gerald Richter had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1903, in the year that Gerald Richter was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1936, Gerald was 33 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, by the time he was 38 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1954, Gerald was 51 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1969, in the year of Gerald Richter's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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