Joe Burke (1890 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1890 - In the year that Joe Burke was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1924 - By the time he was 34 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1959 - When he was 69 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1960 - When he was 70 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1987 - In the year of Joe Burke's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Joe Burke died in March 1987 at 96 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Joe. He was born on May 3, 1890. We are unaware of information about Joe's immediate family. We know that Joe Burke had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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