Joseph Wenzel (1904 - 1972)

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Joseph Wenzel
1904 - 1972
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September 8, 1904
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June 1972
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Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08861
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Joseph Wenzel was born on September 8, 1904. He died in June 1972 at 67 years of age. We know that Joseph Wenzel had been residing in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08861.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Wenzel died in June 1972 at age 67. He was born on September 8, 1904. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Wenzel had been residing in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08861.

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In 1904, in the year that Joseph Wenzel was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1913, he was just 9 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1944, he was 40 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1965, he was 61 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1972, in the year of Joseph Wenzel's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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