Walter J Kwolek (1914 - 2005)

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Walter J Kwolek
1914 - 2005
September 24, 1914
October 10, 2005
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Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33884
Walter J Kwolek was born on September 24, 1914. He died on October 10, 2005 at age 91. We know that Walter J Kwolek had been residing in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33884.
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Walter J Kwolek passed away on October 10, 2005 at age 91. He was born on September 24, 1914. There is no information about Walter's family. We know that Walter J Kwolek had been residing in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33884.

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In 1914, in the year that Walter J Kwolek was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1936, by the time he was 22 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, when he was 27 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1975, Walter was 61 years old 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 1995, when he was 81 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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