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Katharina Wagner (1895 - 1984)

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Katharina Wagner
1895 - 1984
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November 20, 1895
Death
March 1984
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631
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Katharina Wagner was born on November 20, 1895. She died in March 1984 at age 88. We know that Katharina Wagner had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Katharina Wagner died in March 1984 at age 88. She was born on November 20, 1895. We have no information about Katharina's family or relationships. We know that Katharina Wagner had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60631.
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In 1895, in the year that Katharina Wagner was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1923, at the age of 28 years old, Katharina was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1933, by the time she was 38 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1977, at the age of 82 years old, Katharina was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1984, in the year of Katharina Wagner's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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