Robert John Todd (1921 - 2009)

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Robert John Todd
1921 - 2009
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February 11, 1921
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December 31, 2009
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Robert John Todd was born on February 11, 1921. He died on December 31, 2009 at 88 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florida National Cemetery Section 2B Row 5D Site 19 6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., in Bushnell, Florida 33513
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Branch of service: Us Air Force, Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: LT COL, CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Robert John Todd passed away on December 31, 2009 at age 88. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 2B Row 5D Site 19, Bushnell, Florida. He was born on February 11, 1921. We are unaware of information about Robert's immediate family.

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In 1921, in the year that Robert John Todd was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1934, by the time he was merely 13 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1979, he was 58 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1985, Robert was 64 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1998, he was 77 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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