Rudolph Joseph Meier (1886 - 1945)

Rudolph Joseph Meier
1886 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
Rudolph Joseph Meier was born on March 25, 1886 in St. Helena, Nebraska USA. He died in 1945 at age 58.

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Rudolph Joseph Meier died in 1945 at age 58. He was born on March 25, 1886 in St. Helena, Nebraska USA. There is no information about Rudolph's family.
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In 1886, in the year that Rudolph Joseph Meier was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1890, he was only 4 years old when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1904, by the time he was 18 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1926, Rudolph was 40 years old when 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 1945, in the year of Rudolph Joseph Meier's passing, on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

Other Biographies

Other Rudolph Meiers

around 1920 - Unknown
around 1903 - Unknown
around 1922 - Unknown
around 1924 - Unknown
Unknown - Apr 5, 1945
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1877 - Dec 27, 1937
around 1830 - Jun 27, 1902
around 1890 - Aug 9, 1891
Feb 13, 1906 - January 1978
Jun 26, 1898 - December 1984
Dec 29, 1925 - August 1968
Feb 3, 1905 - August 1975
Nov 23, 1926 - Apr 1, 2001
Feb 28, 1885 - March 1965
Jul 28, 1900 - June 1986
Jan 31, 1894 - June 1975
Apr 11, 1893 - April 1975
Aug 15, 1890 - Mar 23, 1979

Other Meiers

Sep 20, 1846 - May 26, 1928
1879 - around 1930
1915 - 1945
Unknown - Unknown
Aug 26, 1899 - 1981
Unknown - Unknown
1861 - March 1919
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown

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Sep 20, 1846 - May 26, 1928
1879 - around 1930
Oct 25, 1919 - September 1972
May 11, 1884 - Unknown
Dec 1, 1895 - Unknown
Feb 15, 1923 - Jan 15, 2004
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 26, 1902 - Unknown
Feb 9, 1899 - Unknown
Mar 4, 1936 - Unknown
around Dec 5, 1834 - Unknown
Dec 16, 1933 - Oct 16, 1993
around January 1900 - Unknown
around December 1867 - Unknown
around Jul 21, 1958 - Unknown
Jul 3, 1978 - Unknown
Jul 15, 1977 - Unknown
Oct 10, 1988 - Unknown
Oct 25, 2006 - Unknown
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