Donald Edward Murphy

3 March 1945–January 1985 (Age 39)
Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

The Life of Donald Edward

Donald Edward Murphy was born on 3 March 1945, in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. He died in January 1985, at the age of 39.

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Donald Edward Murphy
1945–1985
Louise G. Butcher King

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World Events (3)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 2

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.
1947 · The CIA is Established

Age 2

The Central Intelligence Agency was created because the U.S. government had need for a group to help detect and subdue any potential threats to the nation.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 17

"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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