Richard James Carter

(1887 - 1952)

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Richard James Carter
1887 - 1952
Born
1887
Eaglehawk, Australia
Death
1952
Fawkner, Australia
Last Known Residence
Eaglehawk, Australia
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Richard James Carter was born in 1887 in Eaglehawk, Australia. He was born to Richard Penabrick Carter and Sarah Jane Proud Carter. He died in 1952 in Fawkner, Australia at age 65.
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Richard James Carter died in 1952 in Fawkner, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1887 in Eaglehawk, Australia. He was born to Richard Penabrick Carter and Sarah Jane Proud Carter.

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In 1887, in the year that Richard James Carter was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1892, Richard was just 5 years old when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1909, when he was 22 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1915, he was 28 years old when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1952, in the year of Richard James Carter's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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