Ray Kressel (1915 - 1979)

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Ray Kressel
1915 - 1979
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January 10, 1915
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April 1979
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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33319
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Ray Kressel was born on January 10, 1915. He died in April 1979 at 64 years of age. We know that Ray Kressel had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33319.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ray Kressel passed away in April 1979 at age 64. He was born on January 10, 1915. We have no information about Ray's family. We know that Ray Kressel had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33319.

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In 1915, in the year that Ray Kressel was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1937, at the age of 22 years old, Ray was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, when he was 29 years old, 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%.

In 1967, by the time he was 52 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1979, in the year of Ray Kressel's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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