Asia Ortega (1928 - 2008)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Alyssa Briette Ortega

Alyssa Briette Ortega

Rose Ortega

Rose Ortega

Augustine Anthony Ortega

Augustine Anthony Ortega

Richard M Ortega

Richard M Ortega

Leonard Salas Ortega Sr.

Leonard Salas Ortega Sr.

Ortega family

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Leonard Salas Ortega Sr. gravesite

Leonard Salas Ortega Sr. gravesite

Luis Robero

Luis Robero

Roberto E Ortega

Roberto E Ortega

Rodolfo Ortega Perea

Rodolfo Ortega Perea

Rodolfo Ortega Perea

Rodolfo Ortega Perea

Marlinda (Estrella) Ramirez

Marlinda (Estrella) Ramirez

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1928 - In the year that Asia Ortega was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1976 - She was 48 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1983 - At the age of 55 years old, Asia was alive when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

1988 - Asia was 60 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1992 - Asia was 64 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Asia Ortega passed away on May 28, 2008 at age 79. No cause of death has been entered for Asia. She was born on December 10, 1928. We are unaware of information about Asia's immediate family. We know that Asia Ortega had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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