Ralph Fisher (1897 - 1966)

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Ralph Fisher
1897 - 1966
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph Fisher was born on September 30, 1897. He died in March 1966 at age 68. We know that Ralph Fisher had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.


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Ralph Fisher passed away in March 1966 at 68 years of age. He was born on September 30, 1897. We have no information about Ralph's immediate family. We know that Ralph Fisher had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.
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In 1897, in the year that Ralph Fisher was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1917, when he was 20 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1926, he was 29 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1931, Ralph was 34 years old when 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 1966, in the year of Ralph Fisher's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Other Ralph Fishers

Ralph William Fisher
Died: Mar 20, 1944
Ralph Revill Fisher
around 1920 - Nov 4, 1941
Ralph Leslie Fisher
around 1891 - Apr 26, 1917
Ralph George Henry Fisher
Died: Jun 12, 1945
Ralph Fisher
Died: May 2, 1942
Ralph F Fisher
Born: around 1925
Ohio, United States
Ralph L Fisher
Born: around 1927
Ohio, United States
Ralph C Fisher
Born: around 1925
North Carolina, United States
Ralph Fisher
Born: around 1920
New York, United States
Ralph E Fisher
Born: around 1926
New York, United States
Ralph B Fisher
Born: around 1913
Washington, United States
Ralph L Fisher
Born: around 1918
California, United States
Ralph H Fisher
Born: around 1914
California, United States
Ralph F Fisher
Born: around 1917
Minnesota, United States
Ralph E Fisher
Born: around 1920
Iowa, United States
Ralph D Fisher
Born: around 1923
Missouri, United States
Ralph E Fisher
Born: around 1924
Illinois, United States
Ralph A Fisher
Born: around 1916
Illinois, United States
Ralph D Fisher
Born: around 1909
United States
Ralph C Fisher
Born: around 1920
United States

Other Fishers

Marguerite S Fisher
May 17, 1913 - Apr 24, 1990
William Fisher
Dec 3, 1889 - March 1967
Detroit, Michigan
Edna S Fisher
Jun 16, 1892 - Aug 8, 1989
Grosse Pointe, MI
Weston Fisher
Feb 22, 1918 - June 1969
John F Fisher
Aug 6, 1911 - Dec 29, 1995
Dearborn Heights, MI
Lloud Fisher
Jan 23, 1901 - July 1966
Detroit, Michigan
William Fisher
Jun 4, 1894 - October 1962
Ray H Fisher
Jun 14, 1917 - Feb 25, 2004
Chassell, MI
Julia Fisher
May 8, 1893 - February 1966
Woodland Hills, California
Mildred Fisher
Mar 5, 1896 - March 1974
Inkster, Michigan
Robert Fisher
Feb 4, 1918 - August 1972
Robert Fisher
Jun 5, 1906 - January 1983
Babbitt, Minnesota
Estelle Fisher
Jun 21, 1908 - August 1976
Kendallville, Indiana
Thelma Fisher
Feb 25, 1896 - June 1987
Detroit, Michigan
Alexander Fisher
Dec 14, 1916 - May 1980
Bellflower, California
Peter Fisher
Jan 12, 1894 - July 1962
Charles Fisher
Jan 21, 1899 - January 1965
Detroit, Michigan
Henry Fisher
Oct 27, 1894 - September 1976
Highland Park, Michigan
Arthur Fisher
Oct 1, 1898 - November 1979
Troy, Michigan
Elizabeth Fisher
Nov 15, 1905 - July 1968
Detroit, Michigan

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George Costello
Nov 25, 1911 - February 1978
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Charles Mueller
Dec 23, 1878 - February 1974
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Birmingham, Michigan
Julius Hansen
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Brown City, Michigan
Anna M Compton
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George Bryant
Aug 6, 1911 - April 1983
Highland Park, Michigan
Andrew Hooberry
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Stanley Pruss
Aug 31, 1911 - May 1980
Leo Glahn
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Taylor, Michigan
Nellie M Rezkowski
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Scottsdale, AZ
Opal Holmes
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Harrisburg, PA
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