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Richard J Roy (1923 - 2008)

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Richard J Roy
1923 - 2008
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September 3, 1923
Death
October 5, 2008
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Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts 01860
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Richard J Roy was born on September 3, 1923. He died on October 5, 2008 at age 85. We know that Richard J Roy had been residing in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts 01860.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Richard J Roy died on October 5, 2008 at 85 years old. He was born on September 3, 1923. There is no information about Richard's surviving family. We know that Richard J Roy had been residing in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts 01860.
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In 1923, in the year that Richard J Roy was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1935, at the age of just 12 years old, Richard was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1948, at the age of 25 years old, Richard was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, Richard was 32 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1993, when he was 70 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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