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Rudolph Akmenkalns (1893 - 1966)

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Rudolph Akmenkalns
1893 - 1966
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August 2, 1893
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September 1966
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622
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Rudolph Akmenkalns was born on August 2, 1893. He died in September 1966 at 73 years of age. We know that Rudolph Akmenkalns had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Rudolph Akmenkalns died in September 1966 at 73 years of age. He was born on August 2, 1893. We are unaware of information about Rudolph's family or relationships. We know that Rudolph Akmenkalns had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.
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In 1893, in the year that Rudolph Akmenkalns was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1922, by the time he was 29 years old, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1938, he was 45 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1953, by the time he was 60 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1966, in the year of Rudolph Akmenkalns's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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