Michael Joseph Fedorchak (1921 - 1990)

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Michael Joseph Fedorchak
1921 - 1990
September 14, 1921
November 16, 1990
Michael Joseph Fedorchak was born on September 14, 1921. He is the child of Julia Fedorchak and Joseph Fedorchak, with siblings Irene and Mary. He died on November 16, 1990 at age 69.
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Michael Joseph Fedorchak passed away on November 16, 1990 at age 69. He was born on September 14, 1921. He is the child of Julia Fedorchak and Joseph Fedorchak, with siblings Irene and Mary.

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In 1921, in the year that Michael Joseph Fedorchak was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1934, by the time he was just 13 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1941, at the age of 20 years old, Michael was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1972, at the age of 51 years old, Michael was alive when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1990, in the year of Michael Joseph Fedorchak's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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