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Joseph R Baxter (1918 - 1999)

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Joseph R Baxter
1918 - 1999
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November 20, 1918
Death
December 1, 1999
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Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama 36048
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Joseph R Baxter was born on November 20, 1918. He died on December 1, 1999 at 81 years of age. We know that Joseph R Baxter had been residing in Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama 36048.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Joseph R Baxter passed away on December 1, 1999 at age 81. He was born on November 20, 1918. We have no information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph R Baxter had been residing in Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama 36048.
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In 1918, in the year that Joseph R Baxter was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1938, when he was 20 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1958, Joseph was 40 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, when he was 49 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1982, at the age of 64 years old, Joseph was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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