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Richard Mayhew (1907 - 1979)

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Richard Mayhew
1907 - 1979
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February 8, 1907
Death
September 1979
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San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95111
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Richard Mayhew was born on February 8, 1907. He died in September 1979 at 72 years old. We know that Richard Mayhew had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95111.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Richard Mayhew passed away in September 1979 at 72 years old. He was born on February 8, 1907. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard Mayhew had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95111.
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In 1907, in the year that Richard Mayhew was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1928, at the age of 21 years old, Richard was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1947, he was 40 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1958, at the age of 51 years old, Richard was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1979, in the year of Richard Mayhew's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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