Victor Magnes Purchase (1902 - 1960)

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Victor Magnes Purchase
1902 - 1960
Born
1902
Fitzroy North, Australia
Death
1960
Nort, Australia
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Fitzroy North, Australia
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Victor Magnes Purchase was born in 1902 in Fitzroy North, Australia. He was born to Charles Purchase and Lucy Myrinda (Botsman) Purchase. He died in 1960 in Nort, Australia at 58 years of age.
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Victor Magnes Purchase died in 1960 in Nort, Australia at 58 years old. He was born in 1902 in Fitzroy North, Australia. He was born to Charles Purchase and Lucy Myrinda (Botsman) Purchase.

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In 1902, in the year that Victor Magnes Purchase was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1925, at the age of 23 years old, Victor was alive when 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 1934, when he was 32 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1953, by the time he was 51 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 1960, in the year of Victor Magnes Purchase's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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