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Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac (1891 - 1970)

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Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac
1891 - 1970
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1891
Vas, Hungary
Death
1970
Varazdin, Croatia
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Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac was born in 1891 at Vas, Hungary. He is the child of Regina Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac and Johann Peter Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac, with siblings Johann and Anna. He died in 1970 at Varazdin, Croatia at 79 years old.
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Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac died in 1970 at Varazdin, Croatia at age 79. He was born in 1891 at Vas, Hungary. He is the child of Regina Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac and Johann Peter Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac, with siblings Johann and Anna.
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In 1891, in the year that Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1906, he was merely 15 years old when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1928, Josef was 37 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1930, Josef was 39 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1970, in the year of Josef Fenrich Von Gjurgjenovac's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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