Richard King

(1911 - 1940)

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Richard King
1911 - 1940
Born
c. 1911
Death
November 1, 1940
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Richard King was born c. 1911. He died on November 1, 1940 at 29 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Service number: Canada
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Canadian Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: s.s. Empire Bison (london
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Richard King died on November 1, 1940 at 29 years old. He was buried in England).". He was born c. 1911. We have no information about Richard's immediate family.

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In 1911, in the year that Richard King was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1920, he was merely 9 years old when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1922, when he was just 11 years old, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1932, when he was 21 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1940, in the year of Richard King's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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c. 1912 - Dec 6, 1944 1912 - 1944
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c. 1918 - Nov 10, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1898 - May 31, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1888 - May 10, 1917 1888 - 1917
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c. 1885 - Jun 27, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1891 - Aug 23, 1921 1891 - 1921
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c. 1901 - Dec 3, 1940 1901 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Nov 30, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1922 - Dec 2, 1942 1922 - 1942
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c. 1914 - Feb 8, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1897 - Jul 27, 1918 1897 - 1918
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Unknown - Jul 1, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 7, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1897 - Jan 20, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1876 - Aug 26, 1916 1876 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Jul 27, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Dec 6, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1898 - Apr 2, 1917 1898 - 1917
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