Joel Cargo (1920 - 1988)

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Joel Cargo
1920 - 1988
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February 27, 1920
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November 8, 1988
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
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Joel Cargo was born on February 27, 1920. He died on November 8, 1988 at 68 years old. We know that Joel Cargo had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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Joel Cargo died on November 8, 1988 at age 68. He was born on February 27, 1920. We are unaware of information about Joel's immediate family. We know that Joel Cargo had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.

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In 1920, in the year that Joel Cargo was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1935, when he was just 15 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, Joel was 25 years old when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1965, when he was 45 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1988, in the year of Joel Cargo's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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