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Richard J Miller (1927 - 1995)

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Richard J Miller
1927 - 1995
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June 2, 1927
Death
September 29, 1995
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Lodi, Bergen County, New Jersey 07644
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Richard J Miller was born on June 2, 1927. He died on September 29, 1995 at age 68. We know that Richard J Miller had been residing in Lodi, Bergen County, New Jersey 07644.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Richard J Miller passed away on September 29, 1995 at 68 years old. He was born on June 2, 1927. There is no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard J Miller had been residing in Lodi, Bergen County, New Jersey 07644.
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In 1927, in the year that Richard J Miller was born, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1946, when he was 19 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1958, at the age of 31 years old, Richard was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1970, he was 43 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1995, in the year of Richard J Miller's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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