Walter R Beckmeyer

(1914 - 2001)

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Walter R Beckmeyer
1914 - 2001
Born
May 14, 1914
Death
July 22, 2001
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Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington 98611
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Walter R Beckmeyer was born on May 14, 1914. He died on July 22, 2001 at 87 years of age. We know that Walter R Beckmeyer had been residing in Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington 98611.
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Walter R Beckmeyer died on July 22, 2001 at 87 years of age. He was born on May 14, 1914. We are unaware of information about Walter's family. We know that Walter R Beckmeyer had been residing in Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington 98611.

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In 1914, in the year that Walter R Beckmeyer was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1920, by the time he was only 6 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1948, by the time he was 34 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1987, by the time he was 73 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1993, Walter was 79 years old 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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