Joseph Defrancis (1916 - 1985)

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Joseph Defrancis
1916 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Defrancis was born on January 26, 1916. He died in October 1985 at 69 years old. We know that Joseph Defrancis had been residing in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York.


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Joseph Defrancis died in October 1985 at 69 years of age. He was born on January 26, 1916. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Defrancis had been residing in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York.
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In 1916, in the year that Joseph Defrancis was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1923, he was just 7 years old when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1958, by the time he was 42 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1972, he was 56 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1985, in the year of Joseph Defrancis's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Apr 2, 1923 - Nov 2, 2010
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Jan 1, 1923 - Jun 7, 2001
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Dec 18, 1904 - Jun 15, 1995
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Aug 8, 1934 - Aug 13, 2010
Naples, FL
Alfred Defrancis
Feb 24, 1928 - October 1975
Marie J Defrancis
Mar 10, 1931 - Jun 16, 1993
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Adam Defrancis
Aug 19, 1889 - February 1971
Amsterdam, NY
Anna Defrancis
Oct 3, 1906 - October 1976
Roslyn, NY
Marla Defrancis
Mar 23, 1959 - May 1981
Bronx, NY
Lucy Defrancis
Sep 10, 1917 - Jan 11, 1998
Spring Valley, NY
Rose Defrancis
Apr 25, 1907 - Jan 15, 1996
Winter Springs, FL
Alexander Defrancis
Aug 26, 1921 - Aug 12, 2007
Elizaville, NY
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Feb 12, 1894 - May 1965
New York
Mae R Defrancis
May 31, 1927 - Jan 23, 2004
Montgomery Village, MD
Frank Defrancis
Oct 21, 1903 - October 1957
Santa M Defrancis
Apr 14, 1918 - Sep 14, 2000
Cicero, NY
John Defrancis
Feb 6, 1908 - January 1986
Syracuse, NY
Joseph Defrancis
Jul 30, 1929 - Feb 15, 2005
Jupiter, FL
Marie Defrancis
Oct 30, 1916 - October 1978
Dumont, NJ

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