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Dorothy B Cruz (1923 - 2011)

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Dorothy B Cruz
1923 - 2011
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December 18, 1923
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February 17, 2011
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New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts 02740
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Dorothy B Cruz was born on December 18, 1923. She died on February 17, 2011 at 87 years old. We know that Dorothy B Cruz had been residing in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts 02740.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Dorothy B Cruz passed away on February 17, 2011 at 87 years old. She was born on December 18, 1923. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's surviving family. We know that Dorothy B Cruz had been residing in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts 02740.
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In 1923, in the year that Dorothy B Cruz was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1950, Dorothy was 27 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1962, by the time she was 39 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1985, when she was 62 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1995, she was 72 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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