Michael Beckes (1901 - 1971)

Michael Beckes
1901 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Michael Beckes was born on March 12, 1901. He died in November 1971 at age 70. We know that Michael Beckes had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49505.

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Michael Beckes passed away in November 1971 at 70 years old. He was born on March 12, 1901. We have no information about Michael's family. We know that Michael Beckes had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49505.
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In 1901, in the year that Michael Beckes was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1913, when he was just 12 years old, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1944, Michael was 43 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1958, Michael was 57 years old when 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 1971, in the year of Michael Beckes's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Dec 25, 1913 - January 1973
May 15, 1908 - Sep 10, 1994
Aug 19, 1911 - July 1948
Jan 11, 1911 - May 7, 2005
Sep 17, 1919 - May 1987
Jan 12, 1891 - August 1964
Jun 28, 1938 - October 1978
Jul 30, 1937 - May 11, 2005
Jun 2, 1917 - Feb 26, 1997
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Feb 5, 1895 - August 1971
Apr 1, 1917 - February 1984
Oct 11, 1880 - September 1969
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