Roosevelt Wright (1901 - 1972)

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Roosevelt Wright
1901 - 1972
December 25, 1901
November 1972
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Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301
Roosevelt Wright was born on December 25, 1901. He died in November 1972 at age 70. We know that Roosevelt Wright had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Roosevelt Wright passed away in November 1972 at 70 years of age. He was born on December 25, 1901. We are unaware of information about Roosevelt's family or relationships. We know that Roosevelt Wright had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.

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In 1901, in the year that Roosevelt Wright was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1912, he was merely 11 years old when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1956, at the age of 55 years old, Roosevelt was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1960, Roosevelt was 59 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1972, in the year of Roosevelt Wright's passing, 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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