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Josephine Hurlburt (1919 - 1984)

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Josephine Hurlburt
1919 - 1984
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March 8, 1919
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October 1984
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02124
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Josephine Hurlburt was born on March 8, 1919. She died in October 1984 at 65 years of age. We know that Josephine Hurlburt had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02124.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Josephine Hurlburt died in October 1984 at age 65. She was born on March 8, 1919. There is no information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine Hurlburt had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02124.
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In 1919, in the year that Josephine Hurlburt was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1927, when she was merely 8 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1958, by the time she was 39 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1972, she was 53 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1984, in the year of Josephine Hurlburt's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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