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Raymond Law (1952 - 1985)

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Raymond Law
1952 - 1985
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May 4, 1952
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March 1985
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Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23227
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Raymond Law was born on May 4, 1952. He died in March 1985 at age 32. We know that Raymond Law had been residing in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23227.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Raymond Law died in March 1985 at 32 years old. He was born on May 4, 1952. We are unaware of information about Raymond's family or relationships. We know that Raymond Law had been residing in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia 23227.
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In 1952, in the year that Raymond Law was born, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1960, Raymond was merely 8 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.

In 1965, when he was merely 13 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1976, Raymond was 24 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.

In 1985, in the year of Raymond Law's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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