Ralph E Mortonson

(1931 - 2002)

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Ralph E Mortonson
1931 - 2002
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December 29, 1931
Death
November 10, 2002
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Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48150
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Ralph E Mortonson was born on December 29, 1931. He died on November 10, 2002 at 70 years old. We know that Ralph E Mortonson had been residing in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48150.
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Ralph E Mortonson passed away on November 10, 2002 at 70 years old. He was born on December 29, 1931. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph E Mortonson had been residing in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48150.

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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 1969, he was 38 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1970, by the time he was 39 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1981, at the age of 50 years old, Ralph was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1994, by the time he was 63 years old, 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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