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Caterina Blefari (1891 - 1973)

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Caterina Blefari
1891 - 1973
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September 10, 1891
Death
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, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1912, she was 21 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1946, at the age of 55 years old, Caterina was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, she was 64 years old 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 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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