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Richard John Ryan (1924 - 2007)

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Richard John Ryan
1924 - 2007
Born
August 1, 1924
Death
October 15, 2007
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Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346
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Richard John Ryan was born on August 1, 1924. He died on October 15, 2007 at age 83. We know that Richard John Ryan had been residing in Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346.
Updated: June 20, 2016
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Richard John Ryan died on October 15, 2007 at age 83. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 63F Site 613, Riverside, California . He was born on August 1, 1924. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard John Ryan had been residing in Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346.
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In 1924, in the year that Richard John Ryan was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1936, he was only 12 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, when he was 22 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 1981, when he was 57 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, he was 72 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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