Oscar Ferras (1905 - 2002)

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1905 - In the year that Oscar Ferras was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1906 - Oscar was just 1 year old when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

1908 - Oscar was only 3 years old when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1981 - By the time he was 76 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1987 - Oscar was 82 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Oscar Ferras died on April 29, 2002 at 96 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Oscar. He was born on November 5, 1905. There is no information about Oscar's immediate family. We know that Oscar Ferras had been residing in Ringwood, Passaic County, New Jersey.

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