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Edgardo Torres (1951 - 1991)

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Edgardo Torres
1951 - 1991
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September 13, 1951
Death
February 15, 1991
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Elmhurst, Queens County, New York 11373
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Edgardo Torres was born on September 13, 1951. He died on February 15, 1991 at 39 years old. We know that Edgardo Torres had been residing in Elmhurst, Queens County, New York 11373.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Edgardo Torres died on February 15, 1991 at age 39. He was born on September 13, 1951. We have no information about Edgardo's family or relationships. We know that Edgardo Torres had been residing in Elmhurst, Queens County, New York 11373.
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In 1951, in the year that Edgardo Torres was born, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1969, he was 18 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1973, he was 22 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1986, when he was 35 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1991, in the year of Edgardo Torres's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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