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John Volkmann (1905 - 1980)

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John Volkmann
1905 - 1980
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July 26, 1905
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July 1980
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Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08540
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John Volkmann was born on July 26, 1905. He died in July 1980 at 74 years of age. We know that John Volkmann had been residing in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08540.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John Volkmann died in July 1980 at 74 years old. He was born on July 26, 1905. There is no information about John's immediate family. We know that John Volkmann had been residing in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08540.
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In 1905, in the year that John Volkmann was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1926, by the time he was 21 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1939, at the age of 34 years old, John was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1951, when he was 46 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 1980, in the year of John Volkmann's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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