Donald A Demke (born 1929)

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Donald A Demke
1929 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Donald A Demke was born around 1929. We know that Donald A Demke had been residing in Cook County, Illinois United States.

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Most Commonly Known Name

Donald A Demke

First name

Donald

Middle name

A

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Gender

Male

Birth

Donald Demke was born

Obituary

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Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

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Last Known Residence

Cook County, Illinois United States

Education

2 Years Of High School

Professions

Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, And Sheet Metal Workers

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Military Service

Military serial#: 16228737
Enlisted: September 19, 1946 in Chicago Illinois
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For Alaska

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Donald A Demke was born around 1929. There is no information about Donald's family or relationships. We know that Donald A Demke had been residing in Cook County, Illinois United States.
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1929 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Donald A Demke was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1930, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1949, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1953, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1971, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Born: around 1917
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Hans B Demke
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Born: around 1921
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Born: around 1925
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