Michael W Tomczak (1913 - 2003)

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Michael W Tomczak
1913 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Michael W Tomczak was born on September 20, 1913. He died on May 2, 2003 at 89 years of age. We know that Michael W Tomczak had been residing in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota 55806.


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Michael W Tomczak passed away on May 2, 2003 at 89 years old. He was born on September 20, 1913. There is no information about Michael's surviving family. We know that Michael W Tomczak had been residing in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota 55806.
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In 1913, in the year that Michael W Tomczak was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1934, at the age of 21 years old, Michael was alive when 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 1950, at the age of 37 years old, Michael was alive when 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 1965, when he was 52 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1993, when he was 80 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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