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Dorothy J Sacco (1922 - 2005)

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Dorothy J Sacco
1922 - 2005
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May 11, 1922
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August 16, 2005
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Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California 95020
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Dorothy J Sacco was born on May 11, 1922. She died on August 16, 2005 at 83 years of age. We know that Dorothy J Sacco had been residing in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California 95020.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Dorothy J Sacco died on August 16, 2005 at 83 years of age. She was born on May 11, 1922. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy J Sacco had been residing in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California 95020.
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In 1922, in the year that Dorothy J Sacco was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1936, Dorothy was only 14 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1958, when she was 36 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1989, Dorothy was 67 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1994, when she was 72 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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