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Roy K Granberry (1935 - 2003)

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Roy K Granberry
1935 - 2003
Born
March 6, 1935
Death
March 29, 2003
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77076
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Roy K Granberry was born on March 6, 1935. He died on March 29, 2003 at age 68. We know that Roy K Granberry had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77076.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Roy K Granberry died on March 29, 2003 at 68 years old. He was born on March 6, 1935. There is no information about Roy's surviving family. We know that Roy K Granberry had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77076.
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In 1935, in the year that Roy K Granberry was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1952, he was 17 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1976, at the age of 41 years old, Roy was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, at the age of 52 years old, Roy was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1993, at the age of 58 years old, Roy was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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