Joseph Underwood (1888 - 1968)

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Joseph Underwood
1888 - 1968
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August 26, 1888
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October 1968
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Joseph Underwood was born on August 26, 1888. He died in October 1968 at 80 years old. We know that Joseph Underwood had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Underwood died in October 1968 at 80 years of age. He was born on August 26, 1888. There is no information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph Underwood had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1888, in the year that Joseph Underwood was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1907, by the time he was 19 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1920, at the age of 32 years old, Joseph was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1948, by the time he was 60 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1968, in the year of Joseph Underwood's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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