Elaine M FitzGerald (1920 - 2009)

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1ST LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Calverton National Cemetery Section 16 Site 1627, 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York

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1920 - In the year that Elaine M FitzGerald was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

1923 - At the age of merely 3 years old, Elaine was alive when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1925 - She was merely 5 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1962 - Elaine was 42 years old when 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.

1998 - At the age of 78 years old, Elaine was alive when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Elaine M FitzGerald died on April 3, 2009 at age 88. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 16 Site 1627, Calverton, New York. She was born on November 13, 1920. There is no information about Elaine's family or relationships. We know that Elaine M FitzGerald had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
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