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Joseph G Harkelrode (1937 - 2011)

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Joseph G Harkelrode
1937 - 2011
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August 1, 1937
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July 8, 2011
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Connellys Springs, Burke County, North Carolina 28612
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Joseph G Harkelrode was born on August 1, 1937. He died on July 8, 2011 at 73 years old. We know that Joseph G Harkelrode had been residing in Connellys Springs, Burke County, North Carolina 28612.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Joseph G Harkelrode died on July 8, 2011 at age 73. He was born on August 1, 1937. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph G Harkelrode had been residing in Connellys Springs, Burke County, North Carolina 28612.
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1937 - 2011 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Joseph G Harkelrode was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1959, Joseph was 22 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1977, he was 40 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1983, Joseph was 46 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1991, he was 54 years old when on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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