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Robert J West (1948 - 2007)

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Robert J West
1948 - 2007
Born
February 18, 1948
Death
July 17, 2007
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Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07721
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Robert J West was born on February 18, 1948. He died on July 17, 2007 at 59 years old. We know that Robert J West had been residing in Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07721.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Robert J West died on July 17, 2007 at age 59. He was born on February 18, 1948. We are unaware of information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert J West had been residing in Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07721.
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In 1948, in the year that Robert J West was born, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1950, when he was only 2 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1965, Robert was 17 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1980, Robert was 32 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1996, when he was 48 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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