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Fidel Gamboa (1938 - 2008)

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Fidel Gamboa
1938 - 2008
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October 11, 1938
Death
September 10, 2008
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Montebello, Los Angeles County, California 90640
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Fidel Gamboa was born on October 11, 1938. He died on September 10, 2008 at age 69. We know that Fidel Gamboa had been residing in Montebello, Los Angeles County, California 90640.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Fidel Gamboa passed away on September 10, 2008 at 69 years of age. He was born on October 11, 1938. We are unaware of information about Fidel's family. We know that Fidel Gamboa had been residing in Montebello, Los Angeles County, California 90640.
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In 1938, in the year that Fidel Gamboa was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1956, Fidel was 18 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1966, Fidel was 28 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1988, Fidel was 50 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1992, at the age of 54 years old, Fidel was alive when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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