Stella Wojciechowsk (1915 - 1988)

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Stella Wojciechowsk
1915 - 1988
April 17, 1915
August 22, 1988
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Morton Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60053
Stella Wojciechowsk was born on April 17, 1915. She died on August 22, 1988 at age 73. We know that Stella Wojciechowsk had been residing in Morton Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60053.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Stella Wojciechowsk passed away on August 22, 1988 at 73 years of age. She was born on April 17, 1915. There is no information about Stella's surviving family. We know that Stella Wojciechowsk had been residing in Morton Grove, Cook County, Illinois 60053.

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In 1915, in the year that Stella Wojciechowsk was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1938, by the time she was 23 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1950, at the age of 35 years old, Stella was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1966, at the age of 51 years old, Stella was alive when 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.

In 1988, in the year of Stella Wojciechowsk's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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