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Robert W Porter (1914 - 1988)

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Robert W Porter
1914 - 1988
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December 3, 1914
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November 19, 1988
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Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301
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Robert W Porter was born on December 3, 1914. He died on November 19, 1988 at 73 years old. We know that Robert W Porter had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Robert W Porter passed away on November 19, 1988 at 73 years of age. He was born on December 3, 1914. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert W Porter had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
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In 1914, in the year that Robert W Porter was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1933, by the time he was 19 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1958, at the age of 44 years old, Robert was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1973, at the age of 59 years old, Robert was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, in the year of Robert W Porter's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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