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Robert Galbreath Gadd (1920 - 2010)

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Robert Galbreath Gadd
1920 - 2010
Born
February 29, 1920
Death
March 1, 2010
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Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona 85387
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Robert Galbreath Gadd was born on February 29, 1920. He died on March 1, 2010 at 90 years old. We know that Robert Galbreath Gadd had been residing in Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona 85387.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Robert Galbreath Gadd died on March 1, 2010 at 90 years old. He was buried in Us Military Academy Cemetery Section XXV Row A Site 019, West Point, New York . He was born on February 29, 1920. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert Galbreath Gadd had been residing in Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona 85387.
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In 1920, in the year that Robert Galbreath Gadd was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1936, when he was 16 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1954, by the time he was 34 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, by the time he was 56 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, he was 67 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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