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Boyd Diggs (1883 - 1974)

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Boyd Diggs
1883 - 1974
Born
February 10, 1883
Death
January 1974
Last Known Residence
Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan 48141
Summary
Boyd Diggs of Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan was born on February 10, 1883, and died at age 90 years old in January 1974.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246680

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Boyd Diggs passed away at age 90 years old in January 1974. Boyd Diggs of Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan was born on February 10, 1883.

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Boyd Diggs lived 20 years longer than the average Diggs family member when he died at the age of 90.
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1883 - 1974 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that Boyd Diggs was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1909, at the age of 26 years old, Boyd was alive when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1918, Boyd was 35 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1938, Boyd was 55 years old when 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."

In 1974, in the year of Boyd Diggs's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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