Haakon Svendsen (1911 - 1956)

Haakon Svendsen
1911 - 1956
updated July 31, 2019
Haakon Svendsen, father to 3 children, was born on December 13, 1911. He married Teresina Gabriele, and they gave birth to John Richard Svendsen, Stewart Haakon Svendsen, and Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley. He died on November 20, 1956 at 44 years of age.

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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2A Site 3557, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Jul 24, 1916 - Mar 22, 1999


Sep 5, 1941 - May 5, 2018
Oct 24, 1943 - Unknown


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Haakon Svendsen, father to 3 children, passed away on November 20, 1956 at 44 years of age. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2A Site 3557, Farmingdale, New York. Haakon was born on December 13, 1911. He married Teresina Gabriele, and they gave birth to John Richard Svendsen, Stewart Haakon Svendsen, and Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley.
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In 1911, in the year that Haakon Svendsen was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1928, by the time he was 17 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1936, at the age of 25 years old, Haakon was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, Haakon was 30 years old when 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 1956, in the year of Haakon Svendsen's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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