Joseph Mcweeny (1883 - 1962)

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1883 - In the year that Joseph Mcweeny was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1906 - Joseph was 23 years old when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

1917 - At the age of 34 years old, Joseph was alive when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

1946 - By the time he was 63 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1962 - In the year of Joseph Mcweeny's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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Joseph Mcweeny died in August 1962 at 78 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 13, 1883. We are unaware of information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph Mcweeny had been residing in Florida.

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