Michael Poye (1921 - 1995)

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Michael Poye
1921 - 1995
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January 7, 1921
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September 14, 1995
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Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324
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Michael Poye was born on January 7, 1921. He died on September 14, 1995 at 74 years of age. We know that Michael Poye had been residing in Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Michael Poye died on September 14, 1995 at 74 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1921. We are unaware of information about Michael's family or relationships. We know that Michael Poye had been residing in Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324.

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In 1921, in the year that Michael Poye was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1948, he was 27 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1950, by the time he was 29 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1962, by the time he was 41 years old, 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 1995, in the year of Michael Poye's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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