Opal Rah (1920 - 1984)

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Opal Rah
1920 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Opal Rah was born on October 19, 1920. She died in April 1984 at 63 years of age. We know that Opal Rah had been residing in Eagle Lake, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56024.

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Opal Rah died in April 1984 at 63 years of age. She was born on October 19, 1920. We have no information about Opal's family or relationships. We know that Opal Rah had been residing in Eagle Lake, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56024.
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1920 - 1984 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Opal Rah was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1939, by the time she was 19 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1953, when she was 33 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1961, she was 41 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1984, in the year of Opal Rah's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Lulu Rah
Jan 16, 1886 - August 1972
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Carmen O Rah
Jan 17, 1922 - Aug 2, 2002
Woodland, CA
Henry Rah
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Denver, Colorado
Clarence Rah
Oct 2, 1909 - March 1974
Said A Rah Shahid
Apr 1, 1948 - Feb 26, 2005
Marteza Mossavar-Rah
Mar 20, 1914 - April 1986
Palo Alto, California
Sharon Ju Rah
May 4, 1944 - Dec 20, 2000
Los Angeles, CA
Richard L. Rah
Born: around 1974
TX
Do H. (Park) Rah
Born: around 1974
TX
Christopher L. Rah
Born: around 1989
TX
Jessica R. (Mosley) Rah
Born: around 1992
TX
Andrew Rah
Born: around 1973
TX
Victoria A. (Brauer) Rah
Born: around 1983
TX
Mohammod J. Rah
Born: around 1960
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Bonnita J. (Mayfield) Rah
Born: around 1961
TX
Mohammod J. Rah
Born: around 1957
TX

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