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Philip Dreyfus (1927 - 1997)

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Philip Dreyfus
1927 - 1997
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September 10, 1927
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February 25, 1997
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West Park, Ulster County, New York 12493
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Philip Dreyfus was born on September 10, 1927. He died on February 25, 1997 at 69 years old. We know that Philip Dreyfus had been residing in West Park, Ulster County, New York 12493.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Philip Dreyfus died on February 25, 1997 at 69 years old. He was born on September 10, 1927. There is no information about Philip's family. We know that Philip Dreyfus had been residing in West Park, Ulster County, New York 12493.
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In 1927, in the year that Philip Dreyfus was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1933, by the time he was just 6 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1952, Philip was 25 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1962, at the age of 35 years old, Philip was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1997, in the year of Philip Dreyfus's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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