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Arthur E Friend (1933 - 1993)

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Arthur E Friend
1933 - 1993
Born
May 31, 1933
Death
April 30, 1993
Last Known Residence
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine 04330
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Arthur E Friend of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine was born on May 31, 1933, and died at age 59 years old on April 30, 1993.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3182592

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Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine 04330
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Arthur Friend passed away at age 59 years old on April 30, 1993. Arthur E Friend of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine was born on May 31, 1933.

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Arthur E Friend lived 13 years shorter than the average Friend family member when he died at the age of 59.
The average age of a Friend family member is 72.
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In 1933, in the year that Arthur E Friend was born, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1957, he was 24 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1964, he was 31 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, he was 45 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1993, in the year of Arthur E Friend's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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