Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer (1910 - 1950)

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Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer
1910 - 1950
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1910
Iwood, Australia
Death
1950
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer was born in 1910 in Iwood, Australia. He is the child of John Dwyer and Annie Teresa (Obrien) Dwyer. He died in 1950 in Melbourne, Australia at 40 years old.
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Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer died in 1950 in Melbourne, Australia at 40 years old. He was born in 1910 in Iwood, Australia. He is the child of John Dwyer and Annie Teresa (Obrien) Dwyer.

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In 1910, in the year that Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1925, when he was merely 15 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1937, he was 27 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, when he was 39 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1950, in the year of Thomas Fairbairn Dwyer's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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