Emilia Masachs Borruel (1933 - 1944)

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Emilia Masachs Borruel
1933 - 1944
February 9, 1933
Sabadell, Connecticut Spain
June 10, 1944
Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia France 87520
Emilia Masachs Borruel was born on February 9, 1933 in Sabadell, Connecticut Spain. She had sibling Angelina. She died on June 10, 1944 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia France at 11 years of age.
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Emilia Masachs Borruel passed away on June 10, 1944 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia France at 11 years old. She was buried in Oradour-sur-Glane cemetery, Massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia France. Emilia was born on February 9, 1933 in Sabadell, Connecticut Spain. She had sibling Angelina.

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In 1933, in the year that Emilia Masachs Borruel was born, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1940, by the time she was just 7 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1943, she was just 10 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1944, in the year of Emilia Masachs Borruel's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1949, Emilia was 16 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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