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Norris Friend (1894 - 1965)

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Norris Friend
1894 - 1965
Born
December 16, 1894
Death
April 1965
Last Known Residence
Maine
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Norris Friend of Maine was born on December 16, 1894, and died at age 70 years old in April 1965.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3111464

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Norris Friend passed away at age 70 years old in April 1965. Norris Friend of Maine was born on December 16, 1894.

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1894 - 1965 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Norris Friend was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1935, he was 41 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1945, when he was 51 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1959, when he was 65 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1965, in the year of Norris Friend's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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