Ray Shepherd Swander (1909 - 1998)

Ray Shepherd Swander
1909 - 1998
updated February 06, 2019
Ray Shepherd Swander was born on January 18, 1909. He died on March 26, 1998 at 89 years of age. We know that Ray Shepherd Swander had been residing in Torrance, Los Angeles County, California 90505.
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Ray Shepherd Swander died on March 26, 1998 at 89 years old. He was born on January 18, 1909. We are unaware of information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Shepherd Swander had been residing in Torrance, Los Angeles County, California 90505.
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In 1909, in the year that Ray Shepherd Swander was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1931, at the age of 22 years old, Ray was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1962, Ray was 53 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1979, when he was 70 years old, 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.

In 1998, in the year of Ray Shepherd Swander's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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