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Edward Rafferty (1902 - 1966)

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Edward Rafferty
1902 - 1966
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October 20, 1902
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February 1966
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Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43608
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Edward Rafferty was born on October 20, 1902. He died in February 1966 at 63 years of age. We know that Edward Rafferty had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43608.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Edward Rafferty passed away in February 1966 at age 63. He was born on October 20, 1902. There is no information about Edward's family or relationships. We know that Edward Rafferty had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43608.
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In 1902, in the year that Edward Rafferty was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1911, Edward was just 9 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1925, he was 23 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, by the time he was 31 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1966, in the year of Edward Rafferty's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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