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Joseph Hammel (1905 - 1978)

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Joseph Hammel
1905 - 1978
Born
February 28, 1905
Death
September 1978
Last Known Residence
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02026
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Joseph Hammel of Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was born on February 28, 1905, and died at age 73 years old in September 1978.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4167713

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Joseph Hammel passed away at age 73 years old in September 1978. Joseph Hammel of Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was born on February 28, 1905.

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1905 - 1978 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Joseph Hammel was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1919, Joseph was just 14 years old when 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 1948, at the age of 43 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 1963, he was 58 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, in the year of Joseph Hammel's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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