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Willis F Rabideau (1919 - 2005)

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Willis F Rabideau
1919 - 2005
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April 3, 1919
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March 7, 2005
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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01129
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Willis F Rabideau was born on April 3, 1919. He died on March 7, 2005 at 85 years old. We know that Willis F Rabideau had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01129.
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Willis F Rabideau died on March 7, 2005 at 85 years old. He was buried in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Section 3C Row I Site 342, Agawam, Massachusetts . He was born on April 3, 1919. There is no information about Willis' family. We know that Willis F Rabideau had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01129.
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In 1919, in the year that Willis F Rabideau was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1926, by the time he was just 7 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, by the time he was 19 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1976, when he was 57 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1995, when he was 76 years old, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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