Richard Britton Carter

(1878 - 1918)

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Richard Britton Carter
1878 - 1918
Born
c. 1878
Death
July 26, 1918
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Richard Britton Carter was born c. 1878. He died on July 26, 1918 at 40 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Britton Carter
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Marfaux British Cemetery Vi. A. 1. in France
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Service number: s/20015
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn.
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Richard Britton Carter died on July 26, 1918 at age 40. He was buried in Marfaux British Cemetery Vi. A. 1., France. He was born c. 1878. We have no information about Richard's family.

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In 1878, in the year that Richard Britton Carter was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1881, Richard was only 3 years old when on February 19th, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcohol - the prohibition lasted statewide until 1948.

In 1898, he was 20 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1905, he was 27 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, in the year of Richard Britton Carter's passing, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

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c. 1907 - Apr 25, 1944 1907 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Jul 10, 1941 1921 - 1941
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c. 1937 - Sep 30, 1940 1937 - 1940
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c. 1906 - Mar 22, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1894 - Jul 16, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1907 - Apr 25, 1944 1907 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Jul 10, 1941 1921 - 1941
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c. 1898 - Jun 17, 1917 1898 - 1917
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c. 1875 - Jun 7, 1915 1875 - 1915
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c. 1917 - Jun 21, 1942 1917 - 1942
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Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1884 - Sep 25, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1869 - May 31, 1917 1869 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Nov 12, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1881 - Nov 7, 1917 1881 - 1917
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c. 1902 - Jul 16, 1940 1902 - 1940
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c. 1900 - Nov 2, 1917 1900 - 1917
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c. 1937 - Sep 30, 1940 1937 - 1940
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c. 1925 - Oct 4, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1912 - May 19, 1940 1912 - 1940
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c. 1878 - Apr 12, 1917 1878 - 1917
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c. 1906 - Mar 22, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1876 - May 29, 1919 1876 - 1919
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c. 1894 - Sep 3, 1916 1894 - 1916
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