Michael J Murphy (1918 - 2005)

Michael J Murphy
1918 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Michael J Murphy was born on July 18, 1918. He died on March 11, 2005 at 86 years of age. We know that Michael J Murphy had been residing in Kenilworth, Union County, New Jersey 07033.

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Michael J Murphy died on March 11, 2005 at 86 years of age. He was born on July 18, 1918. We are unaware of information about Michael's family or relationships. We know that Michael J Murphy had been residing in Kenilworth, Union County, New Jersey 07033.
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In 1918, in the year that Michael J Murphy was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1926, he was merely 8 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1933, he was merely 15 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1973, when he was 55 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1983, Michael was 65 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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around 1917 - Mar 23, 1941
around 1895 - Oct 1, 1916
around 1880 - Oct 26, 1940
around 1914 - Apr 6, 1942
around 1919 - Jun 6, 1940
around 1898 - Dec 1, 1917
around 1894 - Mar 8, 1918
around 1910 - Aug 20, 1944
around 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
around 1918 - Aug 24, 1943
around 1920 - Apr 7, 1940
around 1898 - Jul 12, 1915
around 1910 - Oct 14, 1940
around 1893 - Sep 16, 1914
around 1917 - Jan 27, 1941
Unknown - Jan 24, 1918
around 1889 - Sep 17, 1916
around 1918 - Oct 13, 1940

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Jun 20, 1915 - Apr 28, 2003
Sep 28, 1920 - March 1965
Mar 1, 1922 - Oct 24, 2001
Sep 28, 1915 - February 1977
Apr 23, 1920 - Apr 21, 1998
Dec 6, 1899 - August 1984
May 5, 1918 - December 1993
Oct 2, 1918 - Dec 7, 2001
Jul 4, 1906 - Jun 2, 1994
Apr 8, 1920 - December 1980
Feb 13, 1892 - January 1982
Mar 16, 1922 - Jun 17, 2008
May 10, 1922 - Jan 1, 2003
Feb 1, 1922 - August 1978
Jun 30, 1920 - Dec 6, 2000
Oct 30, 1920 - Jul 17, 2009
Feb 9, 1920 - December 1980
Apr 1, 1915 - Jun 11, 2004
Sep 15, 1907 - Dec 4, 1998
May 7, 1882 - November 1971

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Apr 21, 1923 - Apr 12, 1997
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Jul 12, 1919 - Nov 18, 2004
Jul 13, 1920 - May 16, 2002
Mar 20, 1908 - Sep 1, 1994
Jan 8, 1909 - Apr 2, 2007
Feb 26, 1921 - May 16, 1988
Mar 19, 1920 - March 1985
Oct 2, 1897 - December 1985
Oct 15, 1912 - Mar 3, 1998
Sep 26, 1923 - Feb 2, 2010
Apr 6, 1920 - January 1978
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Sep 14, 1891 - Dec 21, 1997
Jun 30, 1907 - April 1975
Nov 4, 1916 - September 1987
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