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Joseph Duhamel (1895 - 1975)

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Joseph Duhamel
1895 - 1975
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March 15, 1895
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December 1975
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Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01588
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Joseph Duhamel was born on March 15, 1895. He died in December 1975 at age 80. We know that Joseph Duhamel had been residing in Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01588.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Joseph Duhamel died in December 1975 at age 80. He was born on March 15, 1895. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Duhamel had been residing in Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01588.
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In 1895, in the year that Joseph Duhamel was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1948, he was 53 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1957, at the age of 62 years old, Joseph was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1963, at the age of 68 years old, Joseph was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1975, in the year of Joseph Duhamel's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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