Victor John Raaf

21 Sep 1895 - 14 Aug 1954

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Victor John Raaf

21 Sep 1895 - 14 Aug 1954
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The burial record of Victor John Raaf. Cemetery: Fort Smith National Cemetery, Location: Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States. Birth: 21 Sep 1895, Death: 14 Aug 1954.

Life Information

Victor John Raaf

Born:
Died:

Fort Smith National Cemetery

522 Garland Ave
Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: FT. SMITH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION 2 SITE 1021
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftsmith.asp
Address: 522 GARLAND AVENUE AND SOUTH 6TH ST FORT SMITH, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 783-5345
VA ID: 1374686

Military Service

SERGEANT,MAJOR
US ARMY
WORLD WAR I

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REGT SGT MAJOR - US ARMY - WORLD WAR I

Rank

SERGEANT,MAJOR

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

WORLD WAR I

Plot

SECTION 2 SITE 1021

Life timeline of Victor John Raaf

1895
Victor John Raaf was born on 21 Sep 1895
Victor John Raaf was 10 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Victor John Raaf was 21 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Victor John Raaf was 33 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Victor John Raaf was 35 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Victor John Raaf was 46 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Victor John Raaf died on 14 Aug 1954 at the age of 58

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