Joseph Gustafson (1899 - 1981)

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Joseph Gustafson
1899 - 1981
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January 6, 1899
Death
March 1981
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502
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Joseph Gustafson was born on January 6, 1899. He died in March 1981 at 82 years of age. We know that Joseph Gustafson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Gustafson died in March 1981 at 82 years old. He was born on January 6, 1899. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Gustafson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.

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In 1899, in the year that Joseph Gustafson was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1937, by the time he was 38 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1950, Joseph was 51 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1965, he was 66 years old when 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.

In 1981, in the year of Joseph Gustafson's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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