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Agnes M Nitka (1913 - 1995)

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Agnes M Nitka
1913 - 1995
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September 26, 1913
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November 11, 1995
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La Grange, Cook County, Illinois 60525
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Agnes M Nitka was born on September 26, 1913. She died on November 11, 1995 at 82 years of age. We know that Agnes M Nitka had been residing in La Grange, Cook County, Illinois 60525.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Agnes M Nitka passed away on November 11, 1995 at 82 years of age. She was born on September 26, 1913. We are unaware of information about Agnes' immediate family. We know that Agnes M Nitka had been residing in La Grange, Cook County, Illinois 60525.
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In 1913, in the year that Agnes M Nitka was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1943, by the time she was 30 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1963, she was 50 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1983, she was 70 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1995, in the year of Agnes M Nitka's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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