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Bruce J Zekas (1944 - 2002)

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Bruce J Zekas
1944 - 2002
Born
October 17, 1944
Death
July 27, 2002
Last Known Residence
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin 53704
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Bruce J Zekas of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin was born on October 17, 1944, and died at age 57 years old on July 27, 2002.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 56142947

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Bruce Zekas passed away at age 57 years old on July 27, 2002. Bruce J Zekas of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin was born on October 17, 1944.

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Bruce J Zekas lived 17 years shorter than the average Zekas family member when he died at the age of 57.
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1944 - 2002 World Events

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In 1944, in the year that Bruce J Zekas was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1956, when he was merely 12 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1964, when he was 20 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1983, by the time he was 39 years old, 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 1996, when he was 52 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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