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Eva Riznyk (1920 - 2000)

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Eva Riznyk
1920 - 2000
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January 28, 1920
Death
March 8, 2000
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622
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Eva Riznyk was born on January 28, 1920. She died on March 8, 2000 at 80 years of age. We know that Eva Riznyk had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Eva Riznyk passed away on March 8, 2000 at 80 years old. She was born on January 28, 1920. There is no information about Eva's family or relationships. We know that Eva Riznyk had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.
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In 1920, in the year that Eva Riznyk 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 1941, by the time she was 21 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1958, she was 38 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1965, at the age of 45 years old, Eva was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1994, she was 74 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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