Caterina Cappadona (1889 - 1979)

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Caterina Cappadona
1889 - 1979
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1889
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1979
Elst, Australia
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Elst, Australia
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Caterina Cappadona was born in 1889. She was born to Joseph Cappadona and Maria Mollica Cappadona. She died in 1979 in Elst, Australia at 90 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Caterina Cappadona died in 1979 in Elst, Australia at 90 years old. She was born in 1889. She was born to Joseph Cappadona and Maria Mollica Cappadona.

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In 1889, in the year that Caterina Cappadona was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1895, she was just 6 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1932, Caterina was 43 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1954, by the time she was 65 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1979, in the year of Caterina Cappadona's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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