Joseph Legaz (1907 - 1968)

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Joseph Legaz
1907 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Legaz was born on January 12, 1907. He died in September 1968 at age 61.

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Joseph Legaz passed away in September 1968 at 61 years old. He was born on January 12, 1907. There is no information about Joseph's surviving family.
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In 1907, in the year that Joseph Legaz was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1933, he was 26 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1949, at the age of 42 years old, Joseph was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1957, by the time he was 50 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, in the year of Joseph Legaz's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Anne Legaz
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Louis M Legaz
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Oct 15, 1928 - Dec 30, 1994
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Oct 29, 1912 - April 1979
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John M Legaz
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Jan 17, 1879 - September 1971
Seattle, Washington
John Legaz
Mar 4, 1908 - January 1984
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Mary Legaz
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Mary Legaz
around 1888 - Jul 18, 1938

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