Rita M Jockers (1926 - 1997)

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Rita M Jockers
1926 - 1997
August 28, 1926
October 13, 1997
Rita M Jockers was born on August 28, 1926, and died at age 71 years old on October 13, 1997. Rita Jockers was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Section 19 Site 3750 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rita M Jockers.
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Calverton National Cemetery Section 19 Site 3750 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933
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Rita Jockers passed away at age 71 years old on October 13, 1997, and was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Section 19 Site 3750 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York. Rita M Jockers was born on August 28, 1926.

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In 1926, in the year that Rita M Jockers was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1931, by the time she was only 5 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, when she was 18 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1957, she was 31 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1997, in the year of Rita M Jockers'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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