Roland Edward Kertson (1925 - 2010)

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Lakeside, San Diego County, California

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1925 - In the year that Roland Edward Kertson was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1935 - At the age of merely 10 years old, Roland was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1963 - By the time he was 38 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1965 - By the time he was 40 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1987 - He was 62 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Roland Edward Kertson died on March 19, 2010 at 84 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on April 23, 1925. We are unaware of information about Roland's immediate family. We know that Roland Edward Kertson had been residing in Lakeside, San Diego County, California.

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