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Carmen Gamboa (1922 - 1975)

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Carmen Gamboa
1922 - 1975
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June 5, 1922
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April 1975
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Wilmington, Los Angeles County, California 90744
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Carmen Gamboa was born on June 5, 1922. She died in April 1975 at 52 years old. We know that Carmen Gamboa had been residing in Wilmington, Los Angeles County, California 90744.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Carmen Gamboa died in April 1975 at 52 years old. She was born on June 5, 1922. We are unaware of information about Carmen's immediate family. We know that Carmen Gamboa had been residing in Wilmington, Los Angeles County, California 90744.
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In 1922, in the year that Carmen Gamboa was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1931, at the age of just 9 years old, Carmen was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1955, at the age of 33 years old, Carmen was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1960, when she was 38 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, in the year of Carmen Gamboa's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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