James Richards

(1884 - 1965)

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James Richards
1884 - 1965
Born
December 4, 1884
Death
December 1965
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Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801
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James Richards was born on December 4, 1884. He died in December 1965 at 80 years old. We know that James Richards had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Richards passed away in December 1965 at 80 years of age. He was born on December 4, 1884. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Richards had been residing in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas 71801.

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In 1884, in the year that James Richards 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 1899, James was merely 15 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1945, when he was 61 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1951, by the time he was 67 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, in the year of James Richards's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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