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Richard Hines (1908 - 1978)

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Richard Hines
1908 - 1978
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January 31, 1908
Death
March 1978
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932
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Richard Hines was born on January 31, 1908. He died in March 1978 at age 70. We know that Richard Hines had been residing in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Richard Hines died in March 1978 at age 70. He was born on January 31, 1908. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard Hines had been residing in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932.
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In 1908, in the year that Richard Hines was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1943, Richard was 35 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1951, Richard was 43 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 1969, he was 61 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1978, in the year of Richard Hines's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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