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Hugh Duffy (1895 - 1973)

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Hugh Duffy
1895 - 1973
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September 17, 1895
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February 1973
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Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07701
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Hugh Duffy was born on September 17, 1895. He died in February 1973 at age 77. We know that Hugh Duffy had been residing in Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07701.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Hugh Duffy passed away in February 1973 at 77 years of age. He was born on September 17, 1895. We have no information about Hugh's family or relationships. We know that Hugh Duffy had been residing in Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07701.
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In 1895, in the year that Hugh Duffy was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1904, at the age of only 9 years old, Hugh was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1920, by the time he was 25 years old, 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 1966, when he was 71 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1973, in the year of Hugh Duffy's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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