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Elizabeth Kowalik (1876 - 1976)

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Elizabeth Kowalik
1876 - 1976
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February 5, 1876
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May 1976
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60618
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Elizabeth Kowalik was born on February 5, 1876. She died in May 1976 at 100 years old. We know that Elizabeth Kowalik had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60618.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Elizabeth Kowalik died in May 1976 at age 100. She was born on February 5, 1876. There is no information about Elizabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elizabeth Kowalik had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60618.
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In 1876, in the year that Elizabeth Kowalik was born, in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

In 1887, by the time she was merely 11 years old, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1910, she was 34 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1939, at the age of 63 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1976, in the year of Elizabeth Kowalik's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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