Joseph D Magee (1906 - 1987)

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Anna Maria, Manatee County, Florida

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1906 - In the year that Joseph D Magee was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1925 - Joseph was 19 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1954 - At the age of 48 years old, Joseph was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1967 - At the age of 61 years old, Joseph was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1987 - In the year of Joseph D Magee's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Joseph D Magee died on November 5, 1987 at 81 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Joseph. He was born on September 3, 1906. There is no information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph D Magee had been residing in Anna Maria, Manatee County, Florida.

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