Raymond Carlyle Durham (1922 - 2002)

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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery
Section CBEE Row 2 Site 203,
P.o. Box 6237, San Diego, Ca

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San Diego, San Diego County, California

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: S2
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Carlyle

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1922 - In the year that Raymond Carlyle Durham was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1949 - Raymond was 27 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1960 - Raymond was 38 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1980 - At the age of 58 years old, Raymond was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1985 - Raymond was 63 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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Raymond Carlyle Durham passed away on August 10, 2002 at 80 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section CBEE Row 2 Site 203, San Diego, Ca. He was born on February 18, 1922. There is no information about Raymond's family.

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