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Walter Harry Kuritz (1919 - 1983)

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Walter Harry Kuritz
1919 - 1983
Born
November 8, 1919
Pingree, North Dakota
Death
1983
Hudson, Illinois
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Walter Harry Kuritz was born on November 8, 1919 at Pingree, North Dakota. According to his family tree, Walter was father to 2 children. Walter's partner was Evelyn J Kuritz, and they had children Michael Edward Kuritz and Mary Kathryn (Kuritz) Schlink. He died in 1983 at Hudson, Illinois at 63 years old.
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Walter Harry Kuritz, father to 2 children, died in 1983 at Hudson, Illinois at 63 years old. He was born on November 8, 1919 at Pingree, North Dakota. According to his family tree, Walter's partner was Evelyn J Kuritz, and they had children Michael Edward Kuritz and Mary Kathryn (Kuritz) Schlink.
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In 1919, in the year that Walter Harry Kuritz was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1933, Walter was just 14 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1968, Walter was 49 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1975, at the age of 56 years old, Walter was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1983, in the year of Walter Harry Kuritz's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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