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R E Hofmann (1921 - 2000)

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R E Hofmann
1921 - 2000
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August 23, 1921
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December 6, 2000
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Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15644
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R E Hofmann was born on August 23, 1921. R died on December 6, 2000 at age 79. We know that R E Hofmann had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15644.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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R E Hofmann passed away on December 6, 2000 at 79 years of age. R was born on August 23, 1921. There is no information about R's surviving family. We know that R E Hofmann had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15644.
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In 1921, in the year that R E Hofmann was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1932, when this person was merely 11 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1957, at the age of 36 years old, R was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, by the time this person was 47 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1996, R was 75 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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