Louis Raoul Catherine

(1894 - 1969)

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Louis Raoul Catherine
1894 - 1969
Born
1894
Death
1969
Bala, Australia
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Bala, Australia
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Louis Raoul Catherine was born in 1894. He was born to Louis Consta Catherine and Emilie Reincastle Catherine. He died in 1969 in Bala, Australia at 75 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Louis Raoul Catherine died in 1969 in Bala, Australia at 75 years old. He was born in 1894. He was born to Louis Consta Catherine and Emilie Reincastle Catherine.

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In 1894, in the year that Louis Raoul Catherine was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1916, Louis was 22 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1931, at the age of 37 years old, Louis was alive when 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 1947, by the time he was 53 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1969, in the year of Louis Raoul Catherine's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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