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Joseph Frey (1894 - 1965)

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Joseph Frey
1894 - 1965
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September 19, 1894
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April 1965
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60655
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Joseph Frey was born on September 19, 1894. He died in April 1965 at 70 years old. We know that Joseph Frey had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60655.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Frey passed away in April 1965 at 70 years of age. He was born on September 19, 1894. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph Frey had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60655.
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In 1894, in the year that Joseph Frey was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1908, Joseph was merely 14 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1935, Joseph was 41 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1957, Joseph was 63 years old 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 1965, in the year of Joseph Frey's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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