Roger D Chase (1918 - 2008)

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Roger D Chase
1918 - 2008
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December 28, 1918
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August 8, 2008
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Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington 98274
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Roger D Chase was born on December 28, 1918. He died on August 8, 2008 at 89 years of age. We know that Roger D Chase had been residing in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington 98274.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Roger D Chase died on August 8, 2008 at 89 years of age. He was born on December 28, 1918. We have no information about Roger's immediate family. We know that Roger D Chase had been residing in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington 98274.

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In 1918, in the year that Roger D Chase was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1927, he was merely 9 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1939, by the time he was 21 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1948, by the time he was 30 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1972, Roger was 54 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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