Robe H Gordon

(1908 - 1999)

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Robe H Gordon
1908 - 1999
Born
December 12, 1908
Death
April 3, 1999
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Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington 98349
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Robe H Gordon was born on December 12, 1908. Robe died on April 3, 1999 at 90 years old. We know that Robe H Gordon had been residing in Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington 98349.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robe H Gordon passed away on April 3, 1999 at 90 years of age. Robe was born on December 12, 1908. We have no information about Robe's family. We know that Robe H Gordon had been residing in Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington 98349.

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In 1908, in the year that Robe H Gordon was born, 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 1923, this person was only 15 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1942, when this person was 34 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1966, Robe was 58 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1978, this person was 70 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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