Robert Peters (1945 - 1994)

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Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi

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1945 - In the year that Robert Peters was born, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1957 - Robert was merely 12 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1965 - By the time he was 20 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1972 - He was 27 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1994 - In the year of Robert Peters's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Robert Peters died on February 23, 1994 at age 48. No cause of death has been listed for Robert. He was born on November 25, 1945. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Peters had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi.

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