Walter Marks

(1891 - 1976)

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Walter Marks
1891 - 1976
Born
July 20, 1891
Death
August 1976
Last Known Residence
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56001
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Walter Marks was born on July 20, 1891. He died in August 1976 at 85 years old. We know that Walter Marks had been residing in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56001.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Walter Marks died in August 1976 at 85 years old. He was born on July 20, 1891. There is no information about Walter's surviving family. We know that Walter Marks had been residing in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota 56001.

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In 1891, in the year that Walter Marks was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1903, he was just 12 years old when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1921, Walter was 30 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1951, at the age of 60 years old, Walter was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1976, in the year of Walter Marks's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Mar 9, 1900 - Oct 4, 1991 1900 - 1991
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May 2, 1939 - Apr 1975 1939 - 1975
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Dec 5, 1902 - Mar 6, 1988 1902 - 1988
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Dec 16, 1910 - Mar 31, 1999 1910 - 1999
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May 23, 1939 - Jan 31, 2003 1939 - 2003
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Feb 20, 1875 - Jul 1968 1875 - 1968
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Nov 1, 1906 - Aug 12, 1996 1906 - 1996
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Feb 11, 1960 - Jan 14, 1999 1960 - 1999
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Apr 26, 1915 - Oct 1952 1915 - 1952
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Jul 7, 1912 - Sep 1982 1912 - 1982
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May 11, 1894 - Nov 1960 1894 - 1960
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Jan 4, 1905 - Mar 5, 2002 1905 - 2002
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Apr 29, 1914 - Jul 7, 1996 1914 - 1996
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Feb 24, 1971 - Sep 26, 2002 1971 - 2002
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Feb 3, 1906 - Feb 1981 1906 - 1981
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Dec 23, 1890 - Jul 1977 1890 - 1977
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Apr 25, 1914 - May 1980 1914 - 1980
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May 30, 1896 - Apr 1971 1896 - 1971

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