Joseph Turner King

(1908 - 1942)

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Joseph Turner King
1908 - 1942
Born
c. 1908
Death
July 26, 1942
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Joseph Turner King was born c. 1908. He died on July 26, 1942 at 34 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Joseph Turner King
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Dunkirk Memorial Column 122. in France
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Service number: 4455584
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
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Joseph Turner King died on July 26, 1942 at 34 years old. He was buried in Dunkirk Memorial Column 122., France. He was born c. 1908. We have no information about Joseph's surviving family.

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In 1908, in the year that Joseph Turner King was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1911, he was merely 3 years old when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1922, at the age of merely 14 years old, Joseph was alive when 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 1936, Joseph was 28 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1942, in the year of Joseph Turner King's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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c. 1920 - Aug 30, 1942 1920 - 1942
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c. 1924 - May 17, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1919 - Dec 11, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jul 5, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1916 - Feb 19, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 7, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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