Ralph E Bland (born 1920)

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Ralph E Bland
1920 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph E Bland was born around 1920. We know that Ralph E Bland had been residing in Kern County, California United States.

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Ralph E Bland Biography

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Most Commonly Known Name

Ralph E Bland

First name

Ralph

Middle name

E

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Gender

Male

Birth

Ralph Bland was born

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

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Last Known Residence

Kern County, California United States

Education

2 Years Of High School

Professions

Semiskilled Mechanics And Repairmen, Motor Vehicles

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Military Service

Military serial#: 20918365
Enlisted: February 3, 1941 in Bakersfield California
Military branch: Field Artillery
Rank: Private, National Guard (officers, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)

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Ralph E Bland was born around 1920. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph E Bland had been residing in Kern County, California United States.
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In 1920, in the year that Ralph E Bland was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1934, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1960, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1989, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1994, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Born: around 1917
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