John Daray (1911 - 1965)

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John Daray
1911 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
John Daray was born on June 5, 1911. He died in August 1965 at 54 years old.


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John Daray passed away in August 1965 at 54 years of age. He was born on June 5, 1911. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family.
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In 1911, in the year that John Daray was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1928, he was 17 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1947, when he was 36 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1952, by the time he was 41 years old, 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 1965, in the year of John Daray's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Edward H Daray Jr
Sep 9, 1935 - Feb 23, 2003
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Geraldine B Daray
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New Orleans, LA
Reginald L Daray
Jan 28, 1964 - Jan 27, 2001
Merlin W Daray
Sep 1, 1920 - Mar 6, 2010
Metairie, LA
Claire R Daray
Jun 8, 1928 - Apr 30, 2003
Metairie, LA
Dorothy Daray
Mar 31, 1914 - March 1986
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Norma T Daray
Sep 9, 1914 - Feb 19, 1993
Metairie, LA
Albert Daray
May 7, 1912 - February 1980
New Orleans, Louisiana
Louis Daray
Jan 10, 1932 - February 1986
Rita Daray
Sep 22, 1920 - March 1974
A J Daray
May 7, 1939 - Dec 15, 1988
Marguerite Daray
Jul 27, 1913 - Apr 13, 2000
Sugar Land, TX
Doris Daray
Sep 25, 1906 - May 1980
Mandeville, Louisiana
Iris Lillian Daray
Nov 2, 1916 - Mar 23, 2008
Amarillo, Texas
Essie L Daray
Jun 30, 1914 - Nov 21, 2006
Wichita, KS
Audrey K Daray
Feb 18, 1918 - Sep 1, 1993
El Cajon, CA
Andrew Daray Sr
Jul 29, 1889 - September 1983
Kenner, Louisiana
Donald Maurice Daray
Born: around 1943
Louise (Harlan) Daray
Born: around 1947
Donald M. Daray
Born: around 1942

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