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U.S. President flag    Gerald Rudolph  FORD

  (b. 14 July 1913Omaha, Nebraska, USA   d. 26 December 2006, California, USA )  
Summary: Gerald Rudolph FORD was born 14 July 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Gerald Rudolph FORD was the child of

Gerald Rudolph FORD died 26 December 2006 in , California, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States


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Did You Know? America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other territory in Southwest. War concludes with signing of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Feb. 2, 1848). Mexico recognizes Rio Grande as new boundary with Texas and, for $15 million, agrees to cede territory comprising present-day California, Nevada, Utah, most of New Mexico and Arizona, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.

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USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
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World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...


USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham ...Read MORE...


World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

News 1915 - Icehouse and Cars Destroyed By Fire
(Special to The Star)

Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27 – The recently completed ice house of the Cudahy...Read MORE...


USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916

News 1917 - Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917.

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USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government...Read MORE...


USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.
U.S. At War
GERMAN SHIPS ARE SEIZED
HOUSE PASSES WAR BILL BY VOTE 373-50

Washington, April 6 - America is at war. Amidst the most dramatic scenes ever witnessed in congress, the House early...Read MORE...


USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
AVERAGE MAN HAS A 20 TO 1 CHANCE OF BEING DRAFTED
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to...Read MORE...



World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
SENATE ADOPTS AMENDMENT FOR SUFFRAGE, 56-25
Congress Puts Votes for Women Up to States for Ratification - Long Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5. - Action by Congress on equal suffrage - subject of...Read MORE...


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to...Read MORE...


USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:
The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. (Wikipedia)

The President's message again makes clear his desire that Congress repeal "war-time"...Read MORE...



News 1923 - September 17 – Berkeley Fire: A major fire in Berkeley, California, erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.

www.wikipedia.org - September 17, 1923

News 1923 - October 16 - Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.

www.wikipedia.org - October 16, 1923

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is...Read MORE...



News 1926 - February 16 - WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

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News 1928 - March 28 - In California, the St. Francis Dam north of Los Angeles fails, killing 600.

www.wikipedia.org - March 28, 1928

World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).
In the 1920s, the stock market was rapidly growing. Many investors hoped to quickly get rich.

The Great Crash affected everyone, even those who had not bought stocks. People ran to their banks to...Read MORE...


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W....Read MORE...



USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
ANTHEM BILL PASSED
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the...Read MORE...


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was...Read MORE...


News January 19, 1933 - Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S.

WeatherForYou.com - January 19, 1933

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
Bank Holiday Causes Flood of Freak News
Church Calls Moratorium; Movies on Credit; Lucky San Pedro
(By United Press)
NEW YORK, March 3 - Mrs. Martha Laughran, Brooklyn boarding house keeper,...Read MORE...



USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a...Read MORE...


News 1934 -March 2 - Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

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USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.
LIFE IN DUST BOWL OF UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY THREE WORDS - "IF IT RAINS"

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words -...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by...Read MORE...


News February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.

WeatherForYou.com - February 23, 1936

News 1936 - November 12 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

www.wikipedia.org - November 12, 1936

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in...Read MORE...


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

www.wikipedia.org - October 24, 1938

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

April 30, 1939

News 1939 - August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

www.wikipedia.org - August 15, 1939

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

www.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1941

News 1941 - May 6 – At California's March Field, entertainer Bob Hope performs his first USO Show.

www.wikipedia.org - May 6, 1941

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"
President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" to a Joint session of the United States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmitted live over all four major...Read MORE...


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

www.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

News 1942 - Japanese Americans relocated to U.S. concentration camps; Japanese submarine shelled an oil field near Goleta.

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ catimeln.htm -

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.
The attack on Pearl Harbor launched a rash of fear about national security, especially on the West Coast. In February 1942, just two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt as...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


Naval History and Heritage Command (www.youtube.com) - June 7, 1942

USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed ...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient
PENICILLIN IS NEW ERA IN MEDICINE

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By...Read MORE...


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the ...Read MORE...




World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
WORLD IS AT PEACE
Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will...Read MORE...


World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

News 1948 - U.S. Strategic Air Command opened near Omaha

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm -

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of...Read MORE...


News 1949 - September 1 - KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
historyrorb.com

World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...Read MORE...


News 1949 - November 24 – The ski resort in Squaw Valley, California officially opens.

www.wikipedia.org - November 24, 1949

News 1950 - Omaha became the home of the College World Series.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html -

USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The...Read MORE...


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm -

World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of...Read MORE...


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are...Read MORE...


USA 1958 - NASA formed


News February 13th to 19th, 1959 - Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America.

WeatherForYou.com -

USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established ...Read MORE...


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

For...Read MORE...


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

April 22, 1964

USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in ...Read MORE...


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed
At 6:05 P.M. on Thursday, 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. News of King’s...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


News 1969 - Native Americans occupied Alcatraz Island

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ catimeln.htm -

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
AMERICAN FLAG WAVING ON THE MOON
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was ...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

May 4, 1970

News 1970 - September 30 - A nineteen month drought in southern California came to a climax.
The drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire conditions in...Read MORE...


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

August 9, 1974

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or...Read MORE...


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


News 1975 - May 6 - A massive tornado hit Omaha, NE, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage.
The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and...Read MORE...


USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979


USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981

history.com -

World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson)...Read MORE...


World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper...Read MORE...


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

onthisday.com - December 3, 1989

World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s...Read MORE...


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars


USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"


World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina


Death
26 December 2006
, California, USA

died at Rancho Mirage, California

Name: President Gerald R Ford
Titles and Terms: President Mrs
Event Type: Obituary
Gender: Male
Relationship to Deceased: Deceased
Death Date: 2006
Newspaper: Associated Press Archive


Others on Record
Betty Ford Other Relative Female

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," Database with images, FamilySearch (https:/ / familysearch.org/ ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:QVTS-4TQT : accessed 28 June 2015), President Gerald R Ford, , ; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http:/ / www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Associated Press Archive, born-digital text.

Gerald is buried at: Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, USA
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