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Ray Meyers (1912 - 1994)

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Ray Meyers
1912 - 1994
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November 24, 1912
Death
December 1994
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Miami, Gila County, Arizona 85539
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Ray Meyers was born on November 24, 1912. He died in December 1994 at 82 years of age. We know that Ray Meyers had been residing in Miami, Gila County, Arizona 85539.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Ray Meyers died in December 1994 at 82 years old. He was born on November 24, 1912. We have no information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Meyers had been residing in Miami, Gila County, Arizona 85539.
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In 1912, in the year that Ray Meyers was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1943, he was 31 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1951, at the age of 39 years old, Ray was alive when 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.

In 1962, Ray was 50 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1994, in the year of Ray Meyers's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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