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Roy Lewis (1916 - 2004)

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Roy Lewis
1916 - 2004
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August 25, 1916
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October 29, 2004
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Richmond, Contra Costa County, California 94804
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Roy Lewis was born on August 25, 1916. He died on October 29, 2004 at 88 years old. We know that Roy Lewis had been residing in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California 94804.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Roy Lewis died on October 29, 2004 at 88 years old. He was born on August 25, 1916. We are unaware of information about Roy's family or relationships. We know that Roy Lewis had been residing in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California 94804.
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In 1916, in the year that Roy Lewis was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1945, at the age of 29 years old, Roy was alive when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1956, Roy was 40 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1960, Roy was 44 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 1973, Roy was 57 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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