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Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

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Douglas Macarthur
1880 - 1964
Born
January 26, 1880
Death
April 1964
Last Known Residence
New York
Summary
Douglas Macarthur of New York was born on January 26, 1880, and died at age 84 years old in April 1964.
Updated: August 20, 2022
Biography ID: 2773912

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Douglas MacArthur
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New York
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January 26, 1880
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Graduated from West Point

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General of the Army (U.S. Army)

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U.S. Army

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Served on World War I in France. Served on World War II in the Pacific Front as Supreme Allied Commander. Was Head of the Occupation Government in Japan. Served on the Korean War as Supreme Allied Commander of the United Nations' Force.
April 1964
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Douglas Macarthur passed away at age 84 years old in April 1964. Douglas Macarthur of New York was born on January 26, 1880.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Douglas MacArthur lived 10 years longer than the average Macarthur family member when he died at the age of 84.
The average age of a Macarthur family member is 74.
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1880 - 1964 World Events

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In 1880, in the year that Douglas MacArthur was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1916, he was 36 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1938, at the age of 58 years old, Douglas was alive 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 1949, when he was 69 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1964, in the year of Douglas MacArthur's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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