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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Wallace Library and Art Museum First Baptist Church (1906)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Prospect Street looking North (1911)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)
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1927 - Flood ...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston and Main train after discovering a washout... The Oelwein Daily Register - Iowa - November 4, 1927
Leominster, Massachusetts Name: John Ashey Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States District: 0218 Gender: Male Age: 19 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to...Read MORE...
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
Leominster, Massachusetts Name: Joseph J Ashey Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Ward 2, Leominster, Leominster City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Age: 19 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household...Read MORE...
1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
May 10, 1940
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
World War II Army Enlistment Name: Joseph J Ashey Name (Original): ASHEY JOSEPH J Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 10 Oct 1942 Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Event Place: Ft...Read MORE...
Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa
By Howard W. Blakeslee NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by...Read MORE...
1944 - September 9 - The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" ravaged the east coast. The storm killed 22 persons and caused 63 million dollars damage in the Chesapeake Bay area, then besieged New England killing 390 persons and causing another 100 million dollars damage. The Weather Channel -
1944 - Sunscreen is invented (Benjamin Green, United States)
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
1954 - August 31 - Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing sixty persons and causing 450 million dollars damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to affect New England that year.
1955 - August 19-20 - Rivers throughout Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut overflow, causing millions of dollars damage.
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...
1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing Reading Through History...Read MORE...
1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
August 9, 1974
1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
August 16, 1977
1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States
January 20, 1977
The Blizzard of 1978 Almost 100 years after the blizzard of 1888, Massachusetts survived the blizzard of 1978. The storm itself lasted from February 5 to February 7, and it was one of the most catastrophic nor'easters...Read MORE...
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain
Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...
1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley
President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981
1981 - First reported case of AIDS
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - Personal Computer introduced
1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981
1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)
1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)
Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984 At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52. history.com -
1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.
1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States
January 20, 1989
Death 2 October 1990 Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Name: Joseph J Ashey Event Type: Death Event Date: 02 Oct 1990 Event Place: Fitchburg, Massachusetts Certificate Number: 043133 Birth Date: 12 Mar 1921 Birthplace: Massachusetts Spouse's Name: Spouse's Death Date: Spouse's Death Place: Spouse's Certificate Number: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace:
"Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZBG-72N : accessed 7 August 2015), Joseph J Ashey, 02 Oct 1990; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Fitchburg, Massachusetts, death certificate number 043133, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
Name: Joseph J Or Johnny Ashey Event Type: Obituary Event Place: Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Age: 69 Relationship to Deceased: Deceased Death Date: About 03 Oct 1990 Newspaper: Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Spouse and Children Palma Russo Ashey Wife Female Mary Louise Sperling Daughter Female
Parents and Siblings Regis Ashey Brother Male Gerald Ashey Brother Male Robert Ashey Brother Male Ada Minkkinen Sister Female Gloria Shaw Sister Female Phyllis Mitchell Sister Female Evelyn Bates Sister Female Maryjane Blanchette Sister Female George Ashey Father Male Elise Thomas Ashey Mother Female
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRP-2Y5L : accessed 7 August 2015), Joseph J Or Johnny Ashey, Massachusetts, United States, ; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Worcester Telegram & Gazette, born-digital text.
Saint Leo Cemetery, Leominster, Massachusetts
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