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Caterina Blefari (1891 - 1973)

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Caterina Blefari
1891 - 1973
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September 10, 1891
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May 1973
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15216
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Caterina Blefari was born on September 10, 1891. She died in May 1973 at 81 years old. We know that Caterina Blefari had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15216.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Caterina Blefari died in May 1973 at 81 years of age. She was born on September 10, 1891. We are unaware of information about Caterina's family. We know that Caterina Blefari had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15216.
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In 1891, in the year that Caterina Blefari was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1929, by the time she was 38 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1930, Caterina was 39 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1951, Caterina was 60 years old when 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 1973, in the year of Caterina Blefari's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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