August Debruycker (1866 - 1938)

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August Debruycker
1866 - 1938
updated February 06, 2019
August Debruycker was born around 1866. He died on April 15, 1938 in New York at 72 years old.

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August Debruycker died on April 15, 1938 in New York at age 72. He was born around 1866. There is no information about August's surviving family.
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In 1866, in the year that August Debruycker was born, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1884, he was 18 years old when on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1910, when he was 44 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1920, he was 54 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1938, in the year of August Debruycker's passing, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

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Bertha D DeBruycker
around 1865 - Nov 28, 1929
Dorothea C DeBruycker
around 1833 - Jan 22, 1912
Eliz Debruycker
around 1870 - Nov 22, 1948
Elsie DeBruycker
around 1907  - Oct 26, 1907
Albert E Debruycker
Sep 2, 1925 - Mar 31, 2013
Charles J DeBruycker
Born: around 1923
New York, United States
Joseph B DeBruycker
Born: around 1918
Illinois, United States
Ernest J Debruycker
Born: around 1914
Massachusetts, United States

Other Bios

Bertha D DeBruycker
around 1865 - Nov 28, 1929
Dorothea C DeBruycker
around 1833 - Jan 22, 1912
Eliz Debruycker
around 1870 - Nov 22, 1948
Elsie DeBruycker
around 1907  - Oct 26, 1907
Louis Debruycker
around 1862 - Apr 7, 1935
Charles DeBruyn
around 1848 - Jan 18, 1925
Child DeBruyn
around 1914 - Mar 12, 1915
Frederick DeBruyn
around 1923 - Oct 26, 1924
John Debruyn
around 1890 - Jul 2, 1931
John Debruyn
around 1878 - Dec 23, 1945
Joseph M DeBruyn
around 1858 - Apr 4, 1923
Leonard Debruyn
around 1890 - Nov 29, 1931
Margaret Debruyn
around 1853 - Nov 2, 1933
Marius Debruyn
around 1884 - Mar 16, 1938
Roger DeBruyn
around 1873 - Oct 12, 1925
Gabriel R DeBruyne
around 1894 - Apr 18, 1914
Male DeBruyne
around 1919 - Aug 21, 1920
Arthur DeBryn
around 1859 - May 31, 1909
James Debryz
around 1886 - Oct 21, 1948
Anthony Debs
around 1879 - Sep 26, 1912
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