Richard E Peterson (1914 - 2003)

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Richard E Peterson
1914 - 2003
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April 23, 1914
Death
November 28, 2003
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Huntington Beach, Orange County, California 92646
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Richard E Peterson was born on April 23, 1914. He died on November 28, 2003 at 89 years old. We know that Richard E Peterson had been residing in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California 92646.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Richard E Peterson passed away on November 28, 2003 at 89 years old. He was born on April 23, 1914. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard E Peterson had been residing in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California 92646.

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In 1914, in the year that Richard E Peterson was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1936, Richard was 22 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1952, at the age of 38 years old, Richard was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1961, when he was 47 years old, 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 1983, Richard was 69 years old when 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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