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Edna Furdek (1913 - 1987)

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Edna Furdek
1913 - 1987
Born
April 21, 1913
Death
June 1987
Last Known Residence
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140
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Edna Furdek of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on April 21, 1913, and died at age 74 years old in June 1987.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796715

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Edna Furdek passed away at age 74 years old in June 1987. Edna Furdek of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on April 21, 1913.

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Edna Furdek lived 1 years shorter than the average Furdek family member when she died at the age of 74.
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1913 - 1987 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that Edna Furdek was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1938, by the time she was 25 years old, 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 1957, she was 44 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1976, Edna was 63 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, in the year of Edna Furdek's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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