Dorothy Mae Tomko (1938 - 2007)

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Dorothy Mae Tomko
1938 - 2007
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Mae Tomko was born on November 13, 1938. She died on December 24, 2007 at 69 years old. We know that Dorothy Mae Tomko had been residing in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas 79904.


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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section DD Site 86, P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, in El Paso, Texas 79906



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Dorothy Mae Tomko died on December 24, 2007 at age 69. She was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section DD Site 86, El Paso, Texas. She was born on November 13, 1938. We have no information about Dorothy's family or relationships.
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1938 - 2007 World Events

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In 1938, in the year that Dorothy Mae Tomko was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1947, she was merely 9 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, at the age of only 12 years old, Dorothy was alive 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 1960, Dorothy was 22 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1996, Dorothy was 58 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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