Josef Markesic (1888 - 1974)

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Josef Markesic
1888 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Josef Markesic was born on March 6, 1888. He died in September 1974 at age 86. We know that Josef Markesic had been residing in Beaumont, Riverside County, California 92223.


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Josef Markesic died in September 1974 at age 86. He was born on March 6, 1888. We have no information about Josef's family or relationships. We know that Josef Markesic had been residing in Beaumont, Riverside County, California 92223.
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In 1888, in the year that Josef Markesic was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1896, he was just 8 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1905, at the age of 17 years old, Josef was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1917, he was 29 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1974, in the year of Josef Markesic's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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