James Mcgrath (1934 - 1984)

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Martha and Edwin Mcgrath Sr.

Martha and Edwin Mcgrath Sr.

Marina Kassova and Chris McGrath

Marina Kassova and Chris McGrath

Cesarina Maddalena P Ruffo gravesite

Cesarina Maddalena P Ruffo gravesite

Louetta v (Kendrick) Mcgrath relative

Louetta v (Kendrick) Mcgrath relative

Louetta V. (Kendrick) Mcgrath

Louetta V. (Kendrick) Mcgrath

Thomas F. McGrath

Thomas F. McGrath

Louetta V (Kendrick) Mcgrath

Louetta V (Kendrick) Mcgrath

Louetta v Mcgrath

Louetta v Mcgrath

Clifford McGrath, Canada

Clifford McGrath, Canada

Southern California WAVES

Southern California WAVES

Nicholas McGrath

Nicholas McGrath

Massachusetts Blacks

Massachusetts Blacks

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1934 - In the year that James Mcgrath was born, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1942 - When he was merely 8 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1944 - James was merely 10 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1977 - At the age of 43 years old, James was alive when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1984 - In the year of James Mcgrath's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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James Mcgrath died in September 1984 at 49 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on November 25, 1934. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family.

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