Richard King

(1912 - 1944)

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Richard King
1912 - 1944
Born
c. 1912
Death
December 6, 1944
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Richard King was born c. 1912. He died on December 6, 1944 at 32 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Brunssum War Cemetery Iv. 200. in Netherlands
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Service number: 981250
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 59 (6th Bn. The Hampshire Regt.). Anti-tank Regt.
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Richard King died on December 6, 1944 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Brunssum War Cemetery Iv. 200., Netherlands. He was born c. 1912. We are unaware of information about Richard's family.

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In 1912, in the year that Richard King was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1920, Richard was just 8 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1922, Richard was just 10 years old when 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 1935, by the time he was 23 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1944, in the year of Richard King's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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c. 1918 - Nov 10, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1895 - Nov 30, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Feb 8, 1944 1914 - 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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Unknown - Sep 6, 1916 ? - 1916
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