Louis Dietrich (1891 - 1962)

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Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich, John and Peter Riva

Marlene Dietrich, John and Peter Riva

Marlene Dietrich, teenager

Marlene Dietrich, teenager

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper

Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich's, 1905

Marlene Dietrich's, 1905

Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr. & Marlene Dietrich

Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr. & Marlene Dietrich

Charles Boyer and Marlene Dietrich

Charles Boyer and Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich with the troops

Marlene Dietrich with the troops

Marlene Dietrich, George Raft,  David Niven

Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, David Niven

Marlene Dietrich, Red Skelton, Cantinflas

Marlene Dietrich, Red Skelton, Cantinflas

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Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich, John and Peter Riva Marlene Dietrich, teenager

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1891 - In the year that Louis Dietrich was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

1896 - By the time he was just 5 years old, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1938 - At the age of 47 years old, Louis was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1954 - By the time he was 63 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1962 - In the year of Louis Dietrich's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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Louis Dietrich passed away in September 1962 at age 71. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 11, 1891. We have no information about Louis's family or relationships. We know that Louis Dietrich had been residing in Pennsylvania.

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