Merle Y Hairston-Bra (1940 - 1994)

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Merle Y Hairston-Bra
1940 - 1994
July 13, 1940
March 27, 1994
Last Known Residence
Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10304
Merle Y Hairston-Bra was born on July 13, 1940. He died on March 27, 1994 at age 53. We know that Merle Y Hairston-Bra had been residing in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10304.
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Merle Y Hairston-Bra died on March 27, 1994 at 53 years old. He was born on July 13, 1940. We have no information about Merle's immediate family. We know that Merle Y Hairston-Bra had been residing in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York 10304.

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In 1940, in the year that Merle Y Hairston-Bra was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1950, when he was just 10 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1972, by the time he was 32 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1985, by the time he was 45 years old, 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.

In 1994, in the year of Merle Y Hairston-Bra's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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