Rich Thomas Moffatt (1877 - 1950)

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Rich Thomas Moffatt
1877 - 1950
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
Rich Thomas Moffatt was born in 1877. He is the child of George Moffatt and Annie Morris Moffatt. He died in 1950 in Preston, Australia at age 73.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rich Thomas Moffatt died in 1950 in Preston, Australia at age 73. He was born in 1877. He is the child of George Moffatt and Annie Morris Moffatt.

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In 1877, in the year that Rich Thomas Moffatt was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1899, at the age of 22 years old, Rich was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1910, he was 33 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1923, Rich was 46 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1950, in the year of Rich Thomas Moffatt's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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