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Richard Mcdonald (1924 - 1987)

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Richard Mcdonald
1924 - 1987
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February 19, 1924
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February 1987
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Ridgway, Gallatin County, Illinois 62979
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Richard Mcdonald was born on February 19, 1924. He died in February 1987 at 62 years old. We know that Richard Mcdonald had been residing in Ridgway, Gallatin County, Illinois 62979.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Richard Mcdonald died in February 1987 at 62 years of age. He was born on February 19, 1924. We have no information about Richard's surviving family. We know that Richard Mcdonald had been residing in Ridgway, Gallatin County, Illinois 62979.
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In 1924, in the year that Richard Mcdonald was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1930, at the age of just 6 years old, Richard was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, he was 35 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1979, by the time he was 55 years old, 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.

In 1987, in the year of Richard Mcdonald's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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