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Emilio Velez (1920 - 2008)

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Emilio Velez
1920 - 2008
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July 25, 1920
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September 10, 2008
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New York, New York County, New York 10035
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Emilio Velez was born on July 25, 1920. He died on September 10, 2008 at 88 years old. We know that Emilio Velez had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10035.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Emilio Velez died on September 10, 2008 at 88 years old. He was born on July 25, 1920. We are unaware of information about Emilio's immediate family. We know that Emilio Velez had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10035.
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In 1920, in the year that Emilio Velez was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1934, he was only 14 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1968, at the age of 48 years old, Emilio was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1972, Emilio was 52 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1982, he was 62 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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