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Joseph Heffernan Keast (1946 - 1967)

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Joseph Heffernan Keast
1946 - 1967
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1946
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1967
Lock, Australia
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Lock, Australia
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Joseph Heffernan Keast was born in 1946. He is the child of Wemyss Cardi Keast and Kathleen M Heffernan Keast. He died in 1967 in Lock, Australia at age 21.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Joseph Heffernan Keast passed away in 1967 in Lock, Australia at 21 years of age. He was born in 1946. He is the child of Wemyss Cardi Keast and Kathleen M Heffernan Keast.
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In 1946, in the year that Joseph Heffernan Keast was born, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, by the time he was only 4 years old, 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 1958, by the time he was just 12 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1967, in the year of Joseph Heffernan Keast's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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