Raleigh Roesch (1889 - 1972)

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Raleigh Roesch
1889 - 1972
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January 28, 1889
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November 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502
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Raleigh Roesch was born on January 28, 1889. He died in November 1972 at 83 years of age. We know that Raleigh Roesch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.
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Raleigh Roesch died in November 1972 at 83 years of age. He was born on January 28, 1889. We are unaware of information about Raleigh's immediate family. We know that Raleigh Roesch had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.

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In 1889, in the year that Raleigh Roesch was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1908, at the age of 19 years old, Raleigh was alive when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1944, Raleigh was 55 years old 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 1966, by the time he was 77 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1972, in the year of Raleigh Roesch's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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