Grace L Distelrath (1922 - 2010)

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Grace L Distelrath
1922 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
Grace L Distelrath was born on January 17, 1922. She died on March 7, 2010 at 88 years of age. We know that Grace L Distelrath had been residing in Saint Clair, Saint Clair County, Michigan 48079.

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Grace L Distelrath died on March 7, 2010 at age 88. She was born on January 17, 1922. There is no information about Grace's family. We know that Grace L Distelrath had been residing in Saint Clair, Saint Clair County, Michigan 48079.
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In 1922, in the year that Grace L Distelrath was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1931, when she was just 9 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1952, she was 30 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1960, at the age of 38 years old, Grace was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1984, she was 62 years old when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Jun 26, 1904 - Nov 25, 1994
Saint Louis, MO
Helen Distelrath
Apr 21, 1906 - Feb 19, 1995
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Robert E Distelrath
Jul 15, 1934 - Aug 5, 2003
Saint Louis, MO
Virginia Distelrath
Dec 9, 1935 - October 1983
Robert E Distelrath
May 6, 1962 - Feb 16, 1997
Saint Louis, MO
Louise Distelrath
Nov 25, 1886 - September 1969
Saint Louis, Missouri
Carl Distelrath
Mar 8, 1890 - May 1963
California
James Distelrath
Sep 12, 1941 - March 1968
Henry P Distelrath
Born: around 1916
Ohio, United States

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