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Hubert Devaux (1885 - 1979)

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Hubert Devaux
1885 - 1979
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September 27, 1885
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October 1979
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Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06757
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Hubert Devaux was born on September 27, 1885. He died in October 1979 at 94 years of age. We know that Hubert Devaux had been residing in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06757.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Hubert Devaux passed away in October 1979 at 94 years of age. He was born on September 27, 1885. We are unaware of information about Hubert's surviving family. We know that Hubert Devaux had been residing in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06757.
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In 1885, in the year that Hubert Devaux was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1924, when he was 39 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1943, Hubert was 58 years old when 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 1952, at the age of 67 years old, Hubert was alive 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 1979, in the year of Hubert Devaux's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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