Joseph Vanvoorhis (1908 - 1985)

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Joseph Vanvoorhis
1908 - 1985
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June 10, 1908
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February 1985
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Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950
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Joseph Vanvoorhis was born on June 10, 1908. He died in February 1985 at age 76. We know that Joseph Vanvoorhis had been residing in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950.
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Joseph Vanvoorhis passed away in February 1985 at 76 years old. He was born on June 10, 1908. There is no information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph Vanvoorhis had been residing in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida 33950.

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In 1908, in the year that Joseph Vanvoorhis was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1935, at the age of 27 years old, Joseph was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, by the time he was 33 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1959, at the age of 51 years old, Joseph was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1985, in the year of Joseph Vanvoorhis's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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