Joseph Falkeis

3 August 1918–21 November 2002 (Age 84)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Falkeis was born on 3 August 1918, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 21 November 2002, in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States, at the age of 84.

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 1

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1920

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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