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R E Roper (1922 - 1996)

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R E Roper
1922 - 1996
Born
March 30, 1922
Death
October 4, 1996
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Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia 30501
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R E Roper was born on March 30, 1922. R died on October 4, 1996 at 74 years old. We know that R E Roper had been residing in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia 30501.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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R E Roper died on October 4, 1996 at 74 years of age. R was born on March 30, 1922. We are unaware of information about R's family or relationships. We know that R E Roper had been residing in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia 30501.
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In 1922, in the year that R E Roper was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1968, at the age of 46 years old, R was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1970, when this person was 48 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1981, R was 59 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, in the year of R E Roper's passing, 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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