Raphael Hoffman (1922 - 1987)



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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1922 - In the year that Raphael Hoffman was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1967 - Raphael was 45 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1978 - Raphael was 56 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1979 - He was 57 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1987 - In the year of Raphael Hoffman'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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Raphael Hoffman passed away in June 1987 at 65 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on March 13, 1922. There is no information about Raphael's family. We know that Raphael Hoffman had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.


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