Samuel Wettrick (1881 - 1968)

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Samuel Wettrick
1881 - 1968
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March 21, 1881
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January 1968
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98102
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Samuel Wettrick was born on March 21, 1881. He died in January 1968 at 86 years old. We know that Samuel Wettrick had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98102.
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Samuel Wettrick passed away in January 1968 at 86 years old. He was born on March 21, 1881. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Wettrick had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98102.

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In 1881, in the year that Samuel Wettrick was born, on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1918, when he was 37 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1944, he was 63 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1957, by the time he was 76 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 Samuel Wettrick'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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