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Richard Mayhew (1905 - 1973)

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Richard Mayhew
1905 - 1973
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July 16, 1905
Death
July 1973
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Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 43228
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Richard Mayhew was born on July 16, 1905. He died in July 1973 at 67 years old. We know that Richard Mayhew had been residing in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 43228.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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Richard Mayhew passed away in July 1973 at 67 years of age. He was born on July 16, 1905. We have no information about Richard's family. We know that Richard Mayhew had been residing in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 43228.
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In 1905, in the year that Richard Mayhew was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1922, when he was 17 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1956, he was 51 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1961, Richard was 56 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1973, in the year of Richard Mayhew's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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