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Roy J Wolfe (1926 - 2000)

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Roy J Wolfe
1926 - 2000
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October 11, 1926
Death
January 21, 2000
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Thomasville, York County, Pennsylvania 17364
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Roy J Wolfe was born on October 11, 1926. He died on January 21, 2000 at 73 years old. We know that Roy J Wolfe had been residing in Thomasville, York County, Pennsylvania 17364.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Roy J Wolfe passed away on January 21, 2000 at 73 years old. He was born on October 11, 1926. We are unaware of information about Roy's surviving family. We know that Roy J Wolfe had been residing in Thomasville, York County, Pennsylvania 17364.
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In 1926, in the year that Roy J Wolfe was born, 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 1937, at the age of only 11 years old, Roy was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1943, he was 17 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1959, at the age of 33 years old, Roy was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1987, Roy was 61 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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