Richard Schumacher (1894 - 1978)

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Richard Schumacher
1894 - 1978
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March 2, 1894
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October 1978
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Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia 22003
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Richard Schumacher was born on March 2, 1894. He died in October 1978 at age 84. We know that Richard Schumacher had been residing in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia 22003.
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Richard Schumacher passed away in October 1978 at 84 years of age. He was born on March 2, 1894. There is no information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard Schumacher had been residing in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia 22003.

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In 1894, in the year that Richard Schumacher was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1917, by the time he was 23 years old, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1945, he was 51 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1958, by the time he was 64 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 1978, in the year of Richard Schumacher's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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