Gandolfo Quagliano (1884 - 1968)

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Gandolfo Quagliano
1884 - 1968
October 18, 1884
July 1968
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11221
Gandolfo Quagliano was born on October 18, 1884. Gandolfo died in July 1968 at 83 years old. We know that Gandolfo Quagliano had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11221.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Gandolfo Quagliano died in July 1968 at 83 years old. Gandolfo was born on October 18, 1884. We have no information about Gandolfo's family. We know that Gandolfo Quagliano had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11221.

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In 1884, in the year that Gandolfo Quagliano was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1925, at the age of 41 years old, Gandolfo was alive 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 1934, by the time this person was 50 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1941, by the time this person was 57 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1968, in the year of Gandolfo Quagliano's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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