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Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz (1921 - 1979)

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Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz
1921 - 1979
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April 10, 1921
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October 1979
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60641
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Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz was born on April 10, 1921. He died in October 1979 at age 58. We know that Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60641.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz passed away in October 1979 at 58 years old. He was born on April 10, 1921. We are unaware of information about Czeslaw's family or relationships. We know that Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60641.
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In 1921, in the year that Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1944, Czeslaw was 23 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1958, he was 37 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1961, Czeslaw was 40 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1979, in the year of Czeslaw Orzel-Orlicz'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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