Joseph C Henry (1918 - 2005)

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Joseph C Henry
1918 - 2005
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July 11, 1918
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April 21, 2005
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Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19335
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Joseph C Henry was born on July 11, 1918. He died on April 21, 2005 at 86 years old. We know that Joseph C Henry had been residing in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19335.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph C Henry died on April 21, 2005 at age 86. He was born on July 11, 1918. There is no information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph C Henry had been residing in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19335.

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In 1918, in the year that Joseph C Henry was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1945, he was 27 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1950, Joseph was 32 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1964, he was 46 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1975, when he was 57 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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