Carmen Alfaras (1902 - 1983)

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Carmen Alfaras
1902 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Carmen Alfaras was born on December 15, 1902. She died in November 1983 at 80 years of age. We know that Carmen Alfaras had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.

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Carmen Alfaras died in November 1983 at 80 years old. She was born on December 15, 1902. We have no information about Carmen's family or relationships. We know that Carmen Alfaras had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.
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1902 - 1983 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Carmen Alfaras was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1943, she was 41 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1957, she was 55 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1971, Carmen was 69 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1983, in the year of Carmen Alfaras's passing, 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.

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Mar 21, 1888 - January 1975
Tampa, Florida
Matilde Alfaras
Mar 14, 1892 - March 1980
Tampa, Florida
Jorge Alfaras
Dec 19, 1934 - March 1986
Alberto R Alfaras
Dec 9, 1901 - March 1990
Miami, FL
Enrique Alfaras
Oct 19, 1910 - January 1981
Tampa, Florida
Esther M Alfaras
Jul 7, 1914 - Aug 17, 2002
Tampa, FL
Felipe J Alfaras
Apr 4, 1925 - Jul 5, 2006
Los Angeles, CA

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