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Robert Troxell (1906 - 1981)

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Robert Troxell
1906 - 1981
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November 16, 1906
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December 1981
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Winter Springs, Seminole County, Florida 32708
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Robert Troxell was born on November 16, 1906. He died in December 1981 at age 75. We know that Robert Troxell had been residing in Winter Springs, Seminole County, Florida 32708.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Robert Troxell passed away in December 1981 at 75 years old. He was born on November 16, 1906. There is no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert Troxell had been residing in Winter Springs, Seminole County, Florida 32708.
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In 1906, in the year that Robert Troxell was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1944, at the age of 38 years old, Robert was alive when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1959, by the time he was 53 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1960, when he was 54 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1981, in the year of Robert Troxell's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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