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Grover Richardson (1936 - 2007)

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Grover Richardson
1936 - 2007
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August 11, 1936
Death
October 14, 2007
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Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53216
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Grover Richardson was born on August 11, 1936. He died on October 14, 2007 at age 71. We know that Grover Richardson had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53216.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Grover Richardson passed away on October 14, 2007 at 71 years old. He was born on August 11, 1936. We have no information about Grover's surviving family. We know that Grover Richardson had been residing in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 53216.
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In 1936, in the year that Grover Richardson was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1943, by the time he was only 7 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1958, Grover was 22 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, at the age of 31 years old, Grover was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1980, Grover was 44 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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