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Walter Rittenhouse (1884 - 1966)

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Walter Rittenhouse
1884 - 1966
Born
November 13, 1884
Death
February 1966
Last Known Residence
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island 02891
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Walter Rittenhouse of Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island was born on November 13, 1884, and died at age 81 years old in February 1966.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7178716

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Walter Rittenhouse passed away at age 81 years old in February 1966. Walter Rittenhouse of Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island was born on November 13, 1884.

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Walter Rittenhouse lived 7 years longer than the average Rittenhouse family member when he died at the age of 81.
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1884 - 1966 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Walter Rittenhouse was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1929, Walter was 45 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1936, by the time he was 52 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 1957, he was 73 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1966, in the year of Walter Rittenhouse's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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