Adam Jankowski (1906 - 1981)

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Adam Jankowski
1906 - 1981
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December 20, 1906
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February 1981
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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Adam Jankowski was born on December 20, 1906. He died in February 1981 at age 74. We know that Adam Jankowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
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Adam Jankowski passed away in February 1981 at age 74. He was born on December 20, 1906. We are unaware of information about Adam's immediate family. We know that Adam Jankowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1906, in the year that Adam Jankowski was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1921, Adam was merely 15 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 1956, Adam was 50 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, he was 62 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1981, in the year of Adam Jankowski's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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