Roliston Woodbury

(1899 - 1968)

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Roliston Woodbury
1899 - 1968
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April 19, 1899
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September 1968
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Bronxville, Westchester County, New York 10708
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Roliston Woodbury was born on April 19, 1899. Roliston died in September 1968 at age 69. We know that Roliston Woodbury had been residing in Bronxville, Westchester County, New York 10708.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Roliston Woodbury passed away in September 1968 at age 69. Roliston was born on April 19, 1899. We are unaware of information about Roliston's immediate family. We know that Roliston Woodbury had been residing in Bronxville, Westchester County, New York 10708.

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In 1899, in the year that Roliston Woodbury was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1917, by the time this person was 18 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1948, at the age of 49 years old, Roliston was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1957, by the time this person was 58 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, in the year of Roliston Woodbury's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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