Donald E Weitzel

(1915 - 2002)

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Donald E Weitzel
1915 - 2002
Born
April 25, 1915
Death
June 7, 2002
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Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55436
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Donald E Weitzel was born on April 25, 1915. He died on June 7, 2002 at age 87. We know that Donald E Weitzel had been residing in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55436.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Donald E Weitzel passed away on June 7, 2002 at 87 years old. He was born on April 25, 1915. We are unaware of information about Donald's family. We know that Donald E Weitzel had been residing in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55436.

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In 1915, in the year that Donald E Weitzel was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1938, Donald was 23 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 1942, by the time he was 27 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1968, Donald was 53 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1999, at the age of 84 years old, Donald was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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