Anthony Ferrugia (1901 - 1986)

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Anthony Ferrugia
1901 - 1986
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January 10, 1901
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April 1986
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Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York 14063
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Anthony Ferrugia was born on January 10, 1901. He died in April 1986 at 85 years of age. We know that Anthony Ferrugia had been residing in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York 14063.
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Anthony Ferrugia died in April 1986 at age 85. He was born on January 10, 1901. We have no information about Anthony's immediate family. We know that Anthony Ferrugia had been residing in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York 14063.

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In 1901, in the year that Anthony Ferrugia was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1920, by the time he was 19 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1935, at the age of 34 years old, Anthony was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1968, when he was 67 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1986, in the year of Anthony Ferrugia's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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