Richard Raymond Buxton (1883 - 1950)

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Richard Raymond Buxton
1883 - 1950
Emer, Australia
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
Richard Raymond Buxton was born in 1883 in Emer, Australia. He is the child of John Robert Buxton and Mary Ann (Obrien) Buxton. He died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 67.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Richard Raymond Buxton passed away in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 67 years old. He was born in 1883 in Emer, Australia. He is the child of John Robert Buxton and Mary Ann (Obrien) Buxton.

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In 1883, in the year that Richard Raymond Buxton was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1908, at the age of 25 years old, Richard was alive when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1929, at the age of 46 years old, Richard was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1935, at the age of 52 years old, Richard was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1950, in the year of Richard Raymond Buxton's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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