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Ray Newell (1935 - 2005)

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Ray Newell
1935 - 2005
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April 13, 1935
Death
October 22, 2005
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Essex, Stoddard County, Missouri 63846
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Ray Newell was born on April 13, 1935. He died on October 22, 2005 at age 70. We know that Ray Newell had been residing in Essex, Stoddard County, Missouri 63846.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Ray Newell died on October 22, 2005 at age 70. He was born on April 13, 1935. We have no information about Ray's family. We know that Ray Newell had been residing in Essex, Stoddard County, Missouri 63846.
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In 1935, in the year that Ray Newell was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1946, when he was just 11 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1953, Ray was 18 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1968, Ray was 33 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, he was 41 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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