Raymond Matts (1895 - 1982)

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Raymond Matts
1895 - 1982
December 21, 1895
January 1982
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
Raymond Matts was born on December 21, 1895. He died in January 1982 at age 86. We know that Raymond Matts had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Raymond Matts passed away in January 1982 at age 86. He was born on December 21, 1895. There is no information about Raymond's surviving family. We know that Raymond Matts had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.

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In 1895, in the year that Raymond Matts was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1927, at the age of 32 years old, Raymond was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1958, at the age of 63 years old, Raymond was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, he was 72 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1982, in the year of Raymond Matts's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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