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Francis Schneider (1917 - 1983)

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Francis Schneider
1917 - 1983
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October 14, 1917
Death
March 1983
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South Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15129
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Francis Schneider was born on October 14, 1917. He died in March 1983 at 65 years of age. We know that Francis Schneider had been residing in South Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15129.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Francis Schneider passed away in March 1983 at 65 years of age. He was born on October 14, 1917. There is no information about Francis' family. We know that Francis Schneider had been residing in South Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15129.
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In 1917, in the year that Francis Schneider was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1920, he was just 3 years old when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1937, Francis was 20 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1947, at the age of 30 years old, Francis was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1983, in the year of Francis Schneider's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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