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Boris Poleshchuk (1915 - 2007)

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Boris Poleshchuk
1915 - 2007
Born
December 20, 1915
Death
December 13, 2007
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Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey 07024
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Boris Poleshchuk was born on December 20, 1915. He died on December 13, 2007 at 91 years old. We know that Boris Poleshchuk had been residing in Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey 07024.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Boris Poleshchuk passed away on December 13, 2007 at age 91. He was born on December 20, 1915. There is no information about Boris' family. We know that Boris Poleshchuk had been residing in Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey 07024.
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In 1915, in the year that Boris Poleshchuk was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1926, by the time he was only 11 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1948, Boris was 33 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1951, when he was 36 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1980, he was 65 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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