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Ray Meyers (1896 - 1975)

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Ray Meyers
1896 - 1975
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May 8, 1896
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May 1975
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Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois 61254
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Ray Meyers was born on May 8, 1896. He died in May 1975 at 78 years old. We know that Ray Meyers had been residing in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois 61254.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Ray Meyers died in May 1975 at 78 years old. He was born on May 8, 1896. We are unaware of information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Meyers had been residing in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois 61254.
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In 1896, in the year that Ray Meyers was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1917, he was 21 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1932, Ray was 36 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1955, by the time he was 59 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1975, in the year of Ray Meyers's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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