Reuben Hightower

(1922 - 1985)

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Reuben Hightower
1922 - 1985
Born
January 19, 1922
Death
January 1985
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Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania 15003
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Reuben Hightower was born on January 19, 1922. He died in January 1985 at 62 years old. We know that Reuben Hightower had been residing in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania 15003.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Reuben Hightower passed away in January 1985 at age 62. He was born on January 19, 1922. We have no information about Reuben's immediate family. We know that Reuben Hightower had been residing in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania 15003.

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In 1922, in the year that Reuben Hightower was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1933, he was only 11 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1951, he was 29 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1961, at the age of 39 years old, Reuben was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1985, in the year of Reuben Hightower'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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