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Emilio Gonzalez (1908 - 1986)

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Emilio Gonzalez
1908 - 1986
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August 4, 1908
Death
February 1986
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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33172
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Emilio Gonzalez was born on August 4, 1908. He died in February 1986 at age 77. We know that Emilio Gonzalez had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33172.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Emilio Gonzalez passed away in February 1986 at 77 years of age. He was born on August 4, 1908. We are unaware of information about Emilio's family. We know that Emilio Gonzalez had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33172.
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In 1908, in the year that Emilio Gonzalez 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 1923, when he was only 15 years old, 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.

In 1945, Emilio was 37 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1968, Emilio was 60 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1986, in the year of Emilio Gonzalez's passing, 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.

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