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Bernard Jurcak (1919 - 1961)

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Bernard Jurcak
1919 - 1961
Born
May 26, 1919
Death
November 1961
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Bernard Jurcak was born on May 26, 1919, and died at age 42 years old in November 1961. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bernard Jurcak.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 21947376

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Bernard Jurcak passed away at age 42 years old in November 1961. Bernard Jurcak was born on May 26, 1919. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bernard Jurcak.

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Bernard Jurcak lived 31 years shorter than the average Jurcak family member when he died at the age of 42.
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1919 - 1961 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that Bernard Jurcak was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1927, he was merely 8 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1943, he was 24 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1954, by the time he was 35 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1961, in the year of Bernard Jurcak's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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