Robert William French (1919 - 1940)

Robert William French
1919 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Robert William French was born around 1919. He died on December 17, 1940 at 21 years old.

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Robert William French

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Robert

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William

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 39, in United Kingdom

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Service number: p/jx 217394
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Acheron

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Robert William French passed away on December 17, 1940 at age 21. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 39, United Kingdom. He was born around 1919. We have no information about Robert's surviving family.
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1919 - 1940 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that Robert William French was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1922, at the age of just 3 years old, Robert was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1926, when he was only 7 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, by the time he was 17 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, in the year of Robert William French's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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Other Robert Frenches

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Other Frenches

around 1919 - Mar 18, 1945
around 1914 - Feb 18, 1944
around 1916 - Jun 8, 1941
around 1917 - Jul 19, 1945
around 1922 - Jan 10, 1941
around 1919 - May 24, 1941
around 1923 - Mar 7, 1943
around 1931 - Apr 16, 1941
around 1905 - Dec 15, 1942
around 1923 - Apr 23, 1944
around 1915 - Jul 16, 1944
around 1920 - Nov 18, 1940
around 1909 - Nov 23, 1940
Unknown - Apr 10, 1918
around 1896 - Jul 30, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1916
around 1888 - Oct 11, 1917
Unknown - Nov 25, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 10, 1916
around 1892 - Aug 8, 1916

Other Bios

around 1919 - Mar 18, 1945
around 1914 - Feb 18, 1944
around 1916 - Jun 8, 1941
around 1917 - Jul 19, 1945
around 1922 - Jan 10, 1941
around 1919 - May 24, 1941
around 1923 - Mar 7, 1943
around 1931 - Apr 16, 1941
around 1905 - Dec 15, 1942
around 1923 - Apr 23, 1944
around 1915 - Jul 16, 1944
around 1920 - Nov 18, 1940
around 1909 - Nov 23, 1940
Unknown - Apr 10, 1918
around 1896 - Jul 30, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1916
around 1888 - Oct 11, 1917
Unknown - Nov 25, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 10, 1916
around 1892 - Aug 8, 1916
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