Richard Wertz (1906 - 1984)

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Richard Wertz
1906 - 1984
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March 31, 1906
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May 1984
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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Richard Wertz was born on March 31, 1906. He died in May 1984 at 78 years of age. We know that Richard Wertz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
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Richard Wertz passed away in May 1984 at 78 years of age. He was born on March 31, 1906. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard Wertz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1906, in the year that Richard Wertz was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1932, Richard was 26 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1959, he was 53 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1967, at the age of 61 years old, Richard was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1984, in the year of Richard Wertz's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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