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Gerard J Valcourt (1940 - 2010)

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Gerard J Valcourt
1940 - 2010
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April 8, 1940
Death
May 19, 2010
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Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts 01844
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Gerard J Valcourt was born on April 8, 1940. He died on May 19, 2010 at 70 years old. We know that Gerard J Valcourt had been residing in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts 01844.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Gerard J Valcourt died on May 19, 2010 at 70 years old. He was born on April 8, 1940. We have no information about Gerard's family or relationships. We know that Gerard J Valcourt had been residing in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts 01844.
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In 1940, in the year that Gerard J Valcourt was born, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1952, he was merely 12 years old when 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 1965, at the age of 25 years old, Gerard was alive when 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.

In 1973, Gerard was 33 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1985, by the time he was 45 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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