Hedley Charles Gainey

(1931 - 1985)

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Hedley Charles Gainey
1931 - 1985
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1931
Death
1985
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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Hedley Charles Gainey was born in 1931. He was born to Charles Edward Gainey and Rosina Alicia Gainey. He died in 1985 in Park, Australia at 54 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Hedley Charles Gainey passed away in 1985 in Park, Australia at 54 years old. He was born in 1931. He was born to Charles Edward Gainey and Rosina Alicia Gainey.

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In 1931, in the year that Hedley Charles Gainey was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1953, by the time he was 22 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1963, he was 32 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1970, by the time he was 39 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1985, in the year of Hedley Charles Gainey's passing, 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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