Emanuel Defrancis (1916 - 1995)

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Emanuel Defrancis
1916 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Emanuel Defrancis was born on June 18, 1916. He died on December 29, 1995 at age 79. We know that Emanuel Defrancis had been residing in Cicero, Onondaga County, New York.


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Emanuel Defrancis passed away on December 29, 1995 at age 79. He was born on June 18, 1916. We are unaware of information about Emanuel's immediate family. We know that Emanuel Defrancis had been residing in Cicero, Onondaga County, New York.
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In 1916, in the year that Emanuel Defrancis was born, 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 1924, he was just 8 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, Emanuel was just 14 years old when 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 1985, Emanuel was 69 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1995, in the year of Emanuel Defrancis's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Emanuel DeFrancis
Born: around 1916
New York, United States

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Nathan A. Defrancis
Born: around 1972
Tamesha L. (Murray) Defrancis
Born: around 1975
Frank Defrancis
Born: around 1930
Ruth (Haley) Defrancis
Born: around 1934
John A. Defrancis
Born: around 1963
Jayna L. (Calhoun) Defrancis
Born: around 1964
Gary L. Defrancis
Born: around 1959
Wanda K. (Constantine) Defrancis
Born: around 1959
James Defrancis
Born: around 1914
Ida P. (Chapman) Defrancis
Born: around 1919
Paul M. Defrancis
Born: around 1968
Christopher E. Defrancis
Born: around 1969
Faylene (Herrod) Defrancis
Born: around 1960
Christopher E. Defrancis
Born: around 1971
Candice R. (Brown) Defrancis
Born: around 1977
Michael A. Defrancis
Born: around 1956
Josephine F. (Zarzana) Defrancis
Born: around 1956
Carmello DeFrancis
around 1917 - Sep 26, 1925
Emenda Defrancis
around 1896 - Apr 1, 1935

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