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Joseph Valcourt (1884 - 1963)

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Joseph Valcourt
1884 - 1963
Born
January 24, 1884
Death
June 1963
Last Known Residence
Rhode Island
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Joseph Valcourt of Rhode Island was born on January 24, 1884, and died at age 79 years old in June 1963.
Updated: October 3, 2011

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Joseph Valcourt passed away at age 79 years old in June 1963. Joseph Valcourt of Rhode Island was born on January 24, 1884.

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1884 - 1963 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Joseph Valcourt was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1900, he was 16 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1921, at the age of 37 years old, Joseph was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1943, at the age of 59 years old, Joseph was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1963, in the year of Joseph Valcourt's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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