Robert Weir (1886 - 1960)

Robert Weir
1886 - 1960
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Weir was born on August 17, 1886. He died in May 1960 at age 73.
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Robert Weir passed away in May 1960 at age 73. He was born on August 17, 1886. We are unaware of information about Robert's surviving family.
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In 1886, in the year that Robert Weir was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1927, at the age of 41 years old, Robert was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1941, by the time he was 55 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1951, Robert was 65 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 1960, in the year of Robert Weir's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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Other Robert Weirs

Unknown - Apr 17, 1918
c. 1920 - Jun 13, 1944
c. 1909 - Aug 5, 1940
c. 1921 - Jan 22, 1944
c. 1910 - Sep 25, 1942
c. 1892 - May 22, 1917
c. 1919 - Oct 31, 1943
c. 1918 - May 27, 1941
c. 1892 - Oct 29, 1918
c. 1884 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1882 - Dec 27, 1917
c. 1896 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1876 - May 16, 1917
c. 1920 - Jan 31, 1942
c. 1903 - May 19, 1940
c. 1919 - Jun 9, 1940
Unknown - Apr 8, 1940
Unknown - Sep 26, 1916
Unknown - May 12, 1916
Unknown - Jun 28, 1915

Other Weirs

Feb 1, 1890 - September 1962
May 30, 1903 - Jan 25, 1991
Jun 16, 1891 - May 1963
Sep 15, 1911 - Apr 19, 2000
Aug 18, 1910 - Jan 9, 1996
Sep 14, 1900 - January 1987
Jul 3, 1909 - April 1974
Nov 5, 1892 - June 1986
Mar 18, 1937 - Nov 23, 2010
Jun 8, 1938 - Aug 30, 1995
Apr 6, 1938 - Jan 20, 2001
Aug 7, 1893 - December 1969
Jan 24, 1887 - March 1979
Mar 23, 1908 - May 14, 2004
Nov 22, 1883 - Feb 15, 1967
Feb 20, 1911 - Jun 8, 1994
Dec 23, 1915 - Aug 23, 1993
Oct 20, 1902 - April 1981
Nov 18, 1904 - January 1968
Apr 14, 1905 - July 1973

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May 24, 1912 - May 26, 2003
Jul 8, 1941 - Oct 8, 2010
Mar 11, 1921 - Feb 21, 2000
Jul 23, 1914 - Aug 22, 1995
Jun 15, 1939 - May 1977
Jun 4, 1910 - Dec 8, 1989
Dec 25, 1903 - December 1984
Aug 29, 1909 - July 1982
Oct 9, 1913 - September 1976
Feb 10, 1937 - March 1983
Nov 7, 1932 - Nov 6, 2009
Feb 16, 1941 - March 1990
Jan 5, 1940 - Mar 14, 2009
Sep 27, 1941 - Nov 21, 1998
Mar 15, 1941 - Mar 24, 2000
May 29, 1936 - Mar 31, 1997
Mar 10, 1942 - Jul 9, 1987
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