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Joseph I Byrd Sr (1924 - 2003)

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Joseph I Byrd
1924 - 2003
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September 1, 1924
Death
June 27, 2003
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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21215
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Joseph I Byrd Sr was born on September 1, 1924. He died on June 27, 2003 at 78 years old. We know that Joseph I Byrd Sr had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21215.
Updated: June 21, 2016
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Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery Section K-23 Row 11 Site 1 11501 Garrison Forest Rd, in Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
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Joseph I Byrd Sr passed away on June 27, 2003 at 78 years of age. He was buried in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery Section K-23 Row 11 Site 1, Owings Mills, Maryland . He was born on September 1, 1924. There is no information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph I Byrd Sr had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21215.
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In 1924, in the year that Joseph I Byrd Sr was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1934, Joseph was merely 10 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1949, at the age of 25 years old, Joseph was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1956, at the age of 32 years old, Joseph was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1965, at the age of 41 years old, Joseph was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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