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Robert C Nicholas (1920 - 1994)

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Robert C Nicholas
1920 - 1994
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March 8, 1920
Death
February 16, 1994
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Stanwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98292
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Robert C Nicholas was born on March 8, 1920. He died on February 16, 1994 at 73 years old. We know that Robert C Nicholas had been residing in Stanwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98292.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Robert C Nicholas passed away on February 16, 1994 at 73 years old. He was born on March 8, 1920. We are unaware of information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert C Nicholas had been residing in Stanwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98292.
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In 1920, in the year that Robert C Nicholas was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1966, Robert was 46 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1971, he was 51 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1987, he was 67 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1994, in the year of Robert C Nicholas's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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