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Andrew Michael Arthur (1892 - 1961)

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Andrew Michael Arthur
1892 - 1961
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1892
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1961
Kani, Australia
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Kani, Australia
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Andrew Michael Arthur was born in 1892. He is the child of Benjamin Jam Arthur and Mary Clara Green Arthur. He died in 1961 in Kani, Australia at age 69.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Andrew Michael Arthur passed away in 1961 in Kani, Australia at 69 years old. He was born in 1892. He is the child of Benjamin Jam Arthur and Mary Clara Green Arthur.
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In 1892, in the year that Andrew Michael Arthur was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1900, Andrew was only 8 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1925, by the time he was 33 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1948, Andrew was 56 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1961, in the year of Andrew Michael Arthur's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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