Ralph Seville (1905 - 1987)

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Beach Haven, Ocean County, New Jersey

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1905 - In the year that Ralph Seville was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1944 - He was 39 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1951 - When he was 46 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1958 - When he was 53 years old, 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.

1987 - In the year of Ralph Seville's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ralph Seville passed away in July 1987 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Ralph. He was born on May 1, 1905. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Seville had been residing in Beach Haven, Ocean County, New Jersey.

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