Norman Riordan (1908 - 1962)

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Norman Riordan
1908 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Norman Riordan was born on May 10, 1908. He died in March 1962 at 53 years of age.

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Norman Riordan died in March 1962 at age 53. He was born on May 10, 1908. We have no information about Norman's surviving family.
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In 1908, in the year that Norman Riordan was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1916, Norman was only 8 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1944, at the age of 36 years old, Norman was alive when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1950, by the time he was 42 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1962, in the year of Norman Riordan's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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May 27, 1919 - June 1985
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Nov 6, 1923 - Nov 11, 1994
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Rose S Riordan
Aug 25, 1907 - May 6, 2000
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Blanche Riordan
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