George Quigley Curnick (1903 - 1967)

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George Quigley Curnick
1903 - 1967
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1903
Prahran, Australia
Death
1967
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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George Quigley Curnick was born in 1903 in Prahran, Australia. He is the child of George Arthur Curnick and Lucy Ellen (Green) Curnick. He died in 1967 in Melbourne, Australia at age 64.
Updated: August 7, 2019
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George Quigley Curnick died in 1967 in Melbourne, Australia at 64 years of age. He was born in 1903 in Prahran, Australia. He is the child of George Arthur Curnick and Lucy Ellen (Green) Curnick.

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In 1903, in the year that George Quigley Curnick was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1916, George was only 13 years old when 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 1927, when he was 24 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1952, George was 49 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, in the year of George Quigley Curnick's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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