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Richard Thomas Baker Jr (1935 - 2008)

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Richard Thomas Baker Jr
1935 - 2008
Born
August 13, 1935
Death
October 31, 2008
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San Diego, San Diego County, California 92154
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Richard Thomas Baker Jr was born on August 13, 1935. He died on October 31, 2008 at 73 years of age. We know that Richard Thomas Baker Jr had been residing in San Diego, San Diego County, California 92154.
Updated: June 20, 2016
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Richard Thomas Baker Jr passed away on October 31, 2008 at age 73. he was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section CBN Row 2 Site 11, San Diego, California . He was born on August 13, 1935. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family.
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In 1935, in the year that Richard Thomas Baker Jr was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1953, he was 18 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1962, he was 27 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1972, at the age of 37 years old, Richard was alive when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1987, he was 52 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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