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Ralph E Mortonson (1931 - 2002)

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Ralph E Mortonson
1931 - 2002
Born
December 29, 1931
Death
November 10, 2002
Last Known Residence
Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48150
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Ralph E Mortonson of Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan was born on December 29, 1931, and died at age 70 years old on November 10, 2002.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 5157946

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Ralph Mortonson passed away at age 70 years old on November 10, 2002. Ralph E Mortonson of Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan was born on December 29, 1931.

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Ralph E Mortonson lived 10 years shorter than the average Mortonson family member when he died at the age of 70.
The average age of a Mortonson family member is 80.
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1931 - 2002 World Events

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In 1931, in the year that Ralph E Mortonson was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1962, he was 31 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1975, Ralph was 44 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1987, at the age of 56 years old, Ralph was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1992, by the time he was 61 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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