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Riley E Kincaid (1934 - 1996)

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Riley E Kincaid
1934 - 1996
Born
May 25, 1934
Death
October 26, 1996
Last Known Residence
Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia 25901
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Riley E Kincaid of Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia was born on May 25, 1934, and died at age 62 years old on October 26, 1996.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 30035112

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Riley Kincaid passed away at age 62 years old on October 26, 1996. Riley E Kincaid of Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia was born on May 25, 1934.

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Riley E Kincaid lived 10 years shorter than the average Kincaid family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Kincaid family member is 72.
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1934 - 1996 World Events

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In 1934, in the year that Riley E Kincaid was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1942, Riley was only 8 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1958, by the time he was 24 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 1960, he was 26 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1996, in the year of Riley E Kincaid's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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