Robert Achterberg

(1913 - 1984)

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Robert Achterberg
1913 - 1984
Born
January 31, 1913
Death
April 1984
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Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72205
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Robert Achterberg was born on January 31, 1913. He died in April 1984 at 71 years of age. We know that Robert Achterberg had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72205.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Achterberg died in April 1984 at 71 years of age. He was born on January 31, 1913. We are unaware of information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert Achterberg had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72205.

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In 1913, in the year that Robert Achterberg was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1941, when he was 28 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1957, Robert was 44 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1977, at the age of 64 years old, Robert was alive when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1984, in the year of Robert Achterberg's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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