Ralph A Vanatta (1912 - 2003)

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Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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1912 - In the year that Ralph A Vanatta was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

1945 - At the age of 33 years old, Ralph was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1948 - At the age of 36 years old, Ralph was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1958 - By the time he was 46 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1967 - When he was 55 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Ralph A Vanatta passed away on April 13, 2003 at 90 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on October 19, 1912. We have no information about Ralph's surviving family. We know that Ralph A Vanatta had been residing in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

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