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Yuk Y Cheng (1904 - 1996)

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Yuk Y Cheng
1904 - 1996
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December 12, 1904
Death
December 15, 1996
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11201
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Yuk Y Cheng was born on December 12, 1904. She died on December 15, 1996 at age 92. We know that Yuk Y Cheng had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11201.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Yuk Y Cheng passed away on December 15, 1996 at 92 years old. She was born on December 12, 1904. We have no information about Yuk's family or relationships. We know that Yuk Y Cheng had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11201.
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In 1904, in the year that Yuk Y Cheng was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1923, she was 19 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1938, she was 34 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1985, Yuk was 81 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1996, in the year of Yuk Y Cheng's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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