Robert W Barrell (1901 - 1994)

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Robert W Barrell
1901 - 1994
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January 15, 1901
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May 17, 1994
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Robert W Barrell was born on January 15, 1901. He died on May 17, 1994 at 93 years of age. We know that Robert W Barrell had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Robert W Barrell died on May 17, 1994 at 93 years of age. He was born on January 15, 1901. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert W Barrell had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1901, in the year that Robert W Barrell was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1928, by the time he was 27 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1948, he was 47 years old when 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 1951, he was 50 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1994, in the year of Robert W Barrell's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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