Peter Dobray (1886 - 1970)

Peter Dobray
1886 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Peter Dobray was born on February 5, 1886. He died in November 1970 at 84 years of age. We know that Peter Dobray had been residing in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44107.
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Peter Dobray passed away in November 1970 at age 84. He was born on February 5, 1886. There is no information about Peter's family. We know that Peter Dobray had been residing in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44107.
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In 1886, in the year that Peter Dobray was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1903, he was 17 years old when the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1914, by the time he was 28 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1955, when he was 69 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1970, in the year of Peter Dobray's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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