Richard Dempsey (1905 - 1990)

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Richard Dempsey
1905 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Dempsey was born on December 26, 1905. He died on October 3, 1990 at age 84.


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Richard Dempsey died on October 3, 1990 at 84 years old. He was born on December 26, 1905. We are unaware of information about Richard's family.
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In 1905, in the year that Richard Dempsey 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.

In 1918, by the time he was only 13 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1920, by the time he was just 15 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1943, when he was 38 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1990, in the year of Richard Dempsey's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Michigan, United States
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Georgia, United States
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Born: around 1926
Pennsylvania, United States
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New Jersey, United States
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New Jersey, United States
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Born: around 1917
New York, United States
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Born: around 1917
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Born: around 1921
Pennsylvania, United States
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May 18, 1908 - Apr 22, 2002
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Jan 8, 1913 - November 1980
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Dec 18, 1898 - May 1978
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