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Raymond J Wade (1906 - 1992)

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Raymond J Wade
1906 - 1992
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August 22, 1906
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August 8, 1992
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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01105
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Raymond J Wade was born on August 22, 1906. He died on August 8, 1992 at 85 years old. We know that Raymond J Wade had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01105.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Raymond J Wade died on August 8, 1992 at 85 years of age. He was born on August 22, 1906. There is no information about Raymond's surviving family. We know that Raymond J Wade had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01105.
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In 1906, in the year that Raymond J Wade was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1934, Raymond was 28 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1968, at the age of 62 years old, Raymond was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1976, he was 70 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1992, in the year of Raymond J Wade's passing, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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