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Richard E Russell (1955 - 1963)

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Richard E Russell
1955 - 1963
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February 10, 1955
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July 29, 1963
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Richard E Russell was born on February 10, 1955. He died on July 29, 1963 at age 8.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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Richard E Russell passed away on July 29, 1963 at 8 years of age. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2M Site 737, Farmingdale, New York . He was born on February 10, 1955. There is no information about Richard's surviving family.
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In 1955, in the year that Richard E Russell was born, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, Richard was merely 5 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1962, by the time he was merely 7 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1963, in the year of Richard E Russell's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1964, he was only 9 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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