Joseph King (1914 - 1966)

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Joseph King
1914 - 1966
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August 10, 1914
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May 1966
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15218
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Joseph King was born on August 10, 1914. He died in May 1966 at age 51. We know that Joseph King had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15218.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph King passed away in May 1966 at age 51. He was born on August 10, 1914. We are unaware of information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph King had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15218.

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In 1914, in the year that Joseph King was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1922, by the time he was just 8 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1933, by the time he was 19 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1950, Joseph was 36 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1966, in the year of Joseph King's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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