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Florence Karas (1910 - 1987)

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Florence Karas
1910 - 1987
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December 30, 1910
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August 15, 1987
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Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02045
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Florence Karas was born on December 30, 1910. She died on August 15, 1987 at 76 years of age. We know that Florence Karas had been residing in Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02045.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Florence Karas died on August 15, 1987 at 76 years old. She was born on December 30, 1910. We are unaware of information about Florence's family. We know that Florence Karas had been residing in Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02045.
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In 1910, in the year that Florence Karas was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1924, at the age of merely 14 years old, Florence was alive 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 1933, by the time she was 23 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1967, when she was 57 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1987, in the year of Florence Karas'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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