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Raymond Cox (1911 - 1981)

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Raymond Cox
1911 - 1981
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October 31, 1911
Death
November 1981
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Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124
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Raymond Cox was born on October 31, 1911. He died in November 1981 at 70 years old. We know that Raymond Cox had been residing in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Raymond Cox died in November 1981 at age 70. He was born on October 31, 1911. We have no information about Raymond's immediate family. We know that Raymond Cox had been residing in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48124.
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1911 - 1981 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Raymond Cox was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1947, by the time he was 36 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1956, at the age of 45 years old, Raymond was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1967, Raymond was 56 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1981, in the year of Raymond Cox's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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