Richard M Hatch (1913 - 2007)

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Richard M Hatch
1913 - 2007
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September 24, 1913
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January 16, 2007
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Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon 97116
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Richard M Hatch was born on September 24, 1913. He died on January 16, 2007 at 93 years old. We know that Richard M Hatch had been residing in Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon 97116.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Richard M Hatch died on January 16, 2007 at 93 years of age. He was born on September 24, 1913. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard M Hatch had been residing in Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon 97116.

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In 1913, in the year that Richard M Hatch was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1958, when he was 45 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1964, at the age of 51 years old, Richard was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1971, he was 58 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1988, Richard was 75 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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