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Joseph M Donovan (1925 - 2008)

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Joseph M Donovan
1925 - 2008
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August 14, 1925
Death
February 15, 2008
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South Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02190
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Joseph M Donovan was born on August 14, 1925. He died on February 15, 2008 at 82 years old. We know that Joseph M Donovan had been residing in South Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02190.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Joseph M Donovan died on February 15, 2008 at 82 years old. He was born on August 14, 1925. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph M Donovan had been residing in South Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02190.
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In 1925, in the year that Joseph M Donovan was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1949, by the time he was 24 years old, 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 1953, Joseph was 28 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1978, Joseph was 53 years old when 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.

In 1994, at the age of 69 years old, Joseph was alive when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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