Ralph E Colclesser (1902 - 1990)

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Ralph E Colclesser
1902 - 1990
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May 28, 1902
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April 6, 1990
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Stuart, Martin County, Florida 34997
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Ralph E Colclesser was born on May 28, 1902. He died on April 6, 1990 at age 87. We know that Ralph E Colclesser had been residing in Stuart, Martin County, Florida 34997.
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Ralph E Colclesser passed away on April 6, 1990 at 87 years of age. He was born on May 28, 1902. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph E Colclesser had been residing in Stuart, Martin County, Florida 34997.

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In 1902, in the year that Ralph E Colclesser was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1943, by the time he was 41 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1958, Ralph was 56 years old when 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.

In 1983, he was 81 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1990, in the year of Ralph E Colclesser's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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