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Marvin Weeks (1938 - 1986)

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Marvin Weeks
1938 - 1986
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January 28, 1938
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June 1986
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Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas 72401
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Marvin Weeks was born on January 28, 1938. He died in June 1986 at age 48. We know that Marvin Weeks had been residing in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas 72401.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Marvin Weeks died in June 1986 at 48 years old. He was born on January 28, 1938. We have no information about Marvin's surviving family. We know that Marvin Weeks had been residing in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas 72401.
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In 1938, in the year that Marvin Weeks was born, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, at the age of only 4 years old, Marvin was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1952, at the age of merely 14 years old, Marvin was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1962, at the age of 24 years old, Marvin was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1986, in the year of Marvin Weeks's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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