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Robert Vanbuskirk (1921 - 1956)

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Robert Vanbuskirk
1921 - 1956
Born
January 24, 1921
Death
May 1956
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Robert Vanbuskirk was born on January 24, 1921, and died at age 35 years old in May 1956. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Vanbuskirk.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333794

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Robert Vanbuskirk passed away at age 35 years old in May 1956. Robert Vanbuskirk was born on January 24, 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Vanbuskirk.

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Robert Vanbuskirk lived 40 years shorter than the average VanBuskirk family member when he died at the age of 35.
The average age of a VanBuskirk family member is 75.
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1921 - 1956 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Robert Vanbuskirk was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1932, Robert was just 11 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1935, when he was merely 14 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1944, at the age of 23 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 1956, in the year of Robert Vanbuskirk's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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