Robert F Willey (1905 - 1999)

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Robert F Willey
1905 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
Robert F Willey was born on April 4, 1905. He died on June 26, 1999 at age 94. We know that Robert F Willey had been residing in Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17584.


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Robert F Willey passed away on June 26, 1999 at age 94. He was born on April 4, 1905. There is no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert F Willey had been residing in Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17584.
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In 1905, in the year that Robert F Willey was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1933, Robert was 28 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1961, at the age of 56 years old, Robert was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1989, he was 84 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1999, in the year of Robert F Willey's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Apr 12, 1906 - January 1983
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Floyd P Willey
Oct 15, 1919 - Oct 8, 1996
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Jun 19, 1896 - September 1976
Wingate, Maryland
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Jan 24, 1913 - November 1980
Salisbury, Maryland
Madelyn Willey
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Aug 4, 1900 - October 1945
Randolph Willey
Aug 8, 1901 - April 1969
Cambridge, Maryland
Clarence Willey
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Sep 12, 1892 - December 1970
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Baltimore, Maryland
James F Willey
Sep 5, 1927 - Apr 15, 2001
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Gordy E Willey
Jan 13, 1929 - Apr 24, 2003
Dundalk, MD
Alice D Willey
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