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 1911, Robert was 25 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1924, by the time he was 38 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1954, when he was 68 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1960, in the year of Robert Weir's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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Other Robert Weirs

Unknown - Apr 17, 1918
around 1920 - Jun 13, 1944
around 1909 - Aug 5, 1940
around 1921 - Jan 22, 1944
around 1910 - Sep 25, 1942
around 1892 - May 22, 1917
around 1919 - Oct 31, 1943
around 1918 - May 27, 1941
around 1892 - Oct 29, 1918
around 1884 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1882 - Dec 27, 1917
around 1896 - Sep 16, 1918
around 1876 - May 16, 1917
around 1920 - Jan 31, 1942
around 1903 - May 19, 1940
around 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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Nov 6, 1941 - Aug 11, 2006
Feb 25, 1910 - Sep 22, 1996
Aug 15, 1886 - Mar 25, 1988
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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