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Edward Eugene Koetz (1908 - 1973)

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Edward Eugene Koetz
1908 - 1973
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February 20, 1908
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February 13, 1973
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New York, New York County, New York 10014
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Edward Eugene Koetz was born on February 20, 1908. He died on February 13, 1973 at 64 years of age. We know that Edward Eugene Koetz had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10014.
Updated: January 15, 2016
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Edward Eugene Koetz passed away on February 13, 1973 at 64 years of age. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2S Site 4866, Farmingdale, New York . He was born on February 20, 1908. We are unaware of information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Eugene Koetz had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10014.
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In 1908, in the year that Edward Eugene Koetz was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1917, Edward was just 9 years old when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1949, when he was 41 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1964, when he was 56 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1973, in the year of Edward Eugene Koetz's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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