Richard Dawson (1900 - 1983)

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Richard Dawson
1900 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Dawson was born on May 21, 1900. He died in July 1983 at age 83. We know that Richard Dawson had been residing in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine.


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Richard Dawson passed away in July 1983 at 83 years old. He was born on May 21, 1900. We have no information about Richard's family. We know that Richard Dawson had been residing in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine.
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In 1900, in the year that Richard Dawson was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1916, at the age of 16 years old, Richard was alive when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1928, he was 28 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1952, when he was 52 years old, 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 1983, in the year of Richard Dawson's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Other Richard Dawsons

Richard William Dawson
around 1912 - Jun 30, 1940
Richard Long Dawson
around 1879 - Nov 20, 1914
Richard John Secord Dawson
Died: Feb 24, 1943
Richard Harold Dawson
around 1922 - Jul 25, 1944
Richard Fabian Dawson
Died: Apr 23, 1944
Richard Edward Dawson
around 1919 - Jun 24, 1944
Richard Douglas Dawson
around 1879 - Jul 24, 1915
Richard Charles Dawson
around 1895 - Jul 1, 1916
Richard Adrian Dawson
around 1913 - Aug 8, 1944
Richard Dawson
around 1895 - Aug 29, 1918
Richard Dawson
around 1896 - Oct 22, 1917
Richard Dawson
Died: Nov 13, 1916
Richard Dawson
around 1896 - Nov 6, 1917
Richard Dawson
Born: around 1908
California, United States
Richard L Dawson
Born: around 1922
United States
Richard O Dawson
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Richard J Dawson
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Richard R Dawson
Born: around 1904
Arkansas, United States
Richard Dawson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Richard N Dawson
Born: around 1920
Wisconsin, United States

Other Dawsons

Jacqueline Rita Dawson
Aug 28, 1922 - Feb 23, 2009
El Dorado Hills, CA
Robert I Dawson
May 23, 1920 - May 15, 2007
Salisbury, MD
John W Dawson
Feb 10, 1920 - Jul 16, 1988
Mirror Lake, NH
Francis J Dawson
Mar 8, 1923 - Jul 26, 2001
Salem, NH
George Dawson
Feb 12, 1898 - January 1976
Princeton, MA
Mary Dawson
Jan 24, 1914 - May 1980
Mary Dawson
Nov 7, 1875 - August 1964
Jerry Dawson
Oct 18, 1930 - March 1985
Annie Dawson
Apr 17, 1884 - June 1978
Julia Dawson
May 15, 1887 - October 1980
Stoneham, MA
Jeffrey R Dawson
Jan 24, 1959 - Nov 28, 1999
New Bedford, MA
Mildred Dawson
Sep 7, 1909 - Nov 29, 1998
Barre, MA
Marie Dawson
Jul 31, 1896 - July 1983
South Dartmouth, MA
Matthew E Dawson
Mar 22, 1960 - Dec 17, 1996
New Bedford, MA
Earl Dawson
Jun 3, 1907 - January 1975
North Attleboro, MA
James Dawson
Jun 23, 1894 - November 1975
North Adams, MA
John Dawson
Feb 11, 1890 - February 1976
North Adams, MA
Marguerite Dawson
Apr 15, 1923 - Oct 8, 2010
Tuckerton, NJ
Irene M Dawson
Nov 23, 1909 - Mar 1, 2000
Riverside, RI
Robert M Dawson
May 3, 1920 - Apr 20, 2010
Beverly, MA

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Sep 18, 1917 - May 9, 2006
Norwich, CT
Charles D Mercer
Apr 8, 1918 - Jun 2, 1998
Ashland, MA
Raymond W Cote
Jan 17, 1909 - Dec 26, 1997
Phelan, CA
Burt Schofield
Mar 21, 1906 - May 1975
Mendon, MA
Leonard E Moscaritolo
Apr 30, 1920 - Aug 5, 1996
Milford, MA
Clara Kaplan
May 15, 1920 - May 12, 2006
Boston, MA
George Towne
May 23, 1917 - December 1984
Linwood, MA
Valtiero Roberti
Mar 20, 1916 - July 1978
Marlborough, MA
Blakslee Colby
Aug 25, 1912 - September 1987
Meredith, NH
Tina T Morazzini
Jul 4, 1917 - Dec 16, 2004
Ashland, MA
George Hildreth
Oct 23, 1903 - September 1986
Framingham, MA
Carl J Gebelein
Jul 29, 1912 - Jan 22, 1993
Ashland, MA
Domenic Costantino
Mar 28, 1895 - November 1981
Framingham, MA
Rosario C Laudicina
Jul 2, 1918 - Aug 1, 2009
Spring Hill, FL
Melvin Krass
Jun 14, 1918 - March 1976
Columbus, OH
Florence Bonito
Feb 17, 1918 - Jan 28, 1997
Framingham, MA
Matthew Cahill
Mar 11, 1912 - December 1985
Ashland, MA
Doris R Stoddard
Mar 9, 1917 - Jul 7, 1989
Framingham, MA
Victor E Mazzaro
Nov 25, 1922 - Oct 15, 1997
Ashland, MA
William Butner
Nov 27, 1900 - January 1969
Ashland, MA
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