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Joseph F Marcincavage (1919 - 1989)

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Joseph F Marcincavage
1919 - 1989
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May 11, 1919
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March 25, 1989
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Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan 49026
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Joseph F Marcincavage was born on May 11, 1919. He died on March 25, 1989 at 69 years of age. We know that Joseph F Marcincavage had been residing in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan 49026.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Joseph F Marcincavage passed away on March 25, 1989 at 69 years of age. He was born on May 11, 1919. We have no information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph F Marcincavage had been residing in Bloomingdale, Van Buren County, Michigan 49026.
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In 1919, in the year that Joseph F Marcincavage was born, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1925, by the time he was just 6 years old, 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".

In 1948, at the age of 29 years old, Joseph was alive 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 1960, Joseph was 41 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1989, in the year of Joseph F Marcincavage's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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