Josephine Drennan

(1894 - 1985)

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Josephine Drennan
1894 - 1985
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November 22, 1894
Death
November 1985
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Hyde Park, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02136
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Josephine Drennan was born on November 22, 1894. She died in November 1985 at 90 years of age. We know that Josephine Drennan had been residing in Hyde Park, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02136.
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Josephine Drennan died in November 1985 at 90 years old. She was born on November 22, 1894. There is no information about Josephine's family. We know that Josephine Drennan had been residing in Hyde Park, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02136.

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In 1894, in the year that Josephine Drennan was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1920, Josephine was 26 years old when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1935, Josephine was 41 years old 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 1960, Josephine was 66 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1985, in the year of Josephine Drennan's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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