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Agnes Nitka (1906 - 1973)

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Agnes Nitka
1906 - 1973
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March 31, 1906
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April 1973
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Freeland, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18224
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Agnes Nitka was born on March 31, 1906. She died in April 1973 at 67 years old. We know that Agnes Nitka had been residing in Freeland, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18224.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Agnes Nitka died in April 1973 at 67 years old. She was born on March 31, 1906. We have no information about Agnes' family. We know that Agnes Nitka had been residing in Freeland, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18224.
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In 1906, in the year that Agnes Nitka 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 1945, she was 39 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1950, when she was 44 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1962, at the age of 56 years old, Agnes was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1973, in the year of Agnes Nitka's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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