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Robert W Hoffmann (1923 - 1987)

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Robert W Hoffmann
1923 - 1987
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February 21, 1923
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September 19, 1987
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Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois 62681
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Robert W Hoffmann was born on February 21, 1923. He died on September 19, 1987 at 64 years of age. We know that Robert W Hoffmann had been residing in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois 62681.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Robert W Hoffmann died on September 19, 1987 at age 64. He was born on February 21, 1923. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert W Hoffmann had been residing in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois 62681.
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In 1923, in the year that Robert W Hoffmann was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1953, by the time he was 30 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1964, when he was 41 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1976, Robert was 53 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, in the year of Robert W Hoffmann's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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