Johnie Berger (1923 - 1984)

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Rose Chortkoff Berger

Rose Chortkoff Berger

Rose Chortkoff Berger

Rose Chortkoff Berger

Yehudit Berger

Yehudit Berger

Volf Berger

Volf Berger

Gabriel Berger

Gabriel Berger

Andras Berger

Andras Berger

Manfred Berger

Manfred Berger

Suzanne Berger, France

Suzanne Berger, France

Helene and Max Berger, France

Helene and Max Berger, France

Georges Berger, France

Georges Berger, France

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Floriant P. Berger with Grandchildren

Floriant P. Berger with Grandchildren

Alice Gossens Family

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Cal Berger Rose Chortkoff Berger Rose Chortkoff Berger Yehudit Berger

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1923 - In the year that Johnie Berger was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1925 - This person was just 2 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1935 - Johnie was just 12 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1942 - Johnie was 19 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1984 - In the year of Johnie Berger's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Johnie Berger passed away in November 1984 at age 61. No cause of death has been listed. Johnie was born on August 10, 1923. There is no information about Johnie's immediate family.

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