Fortunat Giacomin (1883 - 1966)

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Trafford, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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1883 - In the year that Fortunat Giacomin was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

1884 - By the time this person was only 1 year old, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

1957 - By the time this person was 74 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1959 - At the age of 76 years old, Fortunat was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1966 - In the year of Fortunat Giacomin's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Fortunat Giacomin died in December 1966 at age 83. There is no known cause of death for Fortunat. Fortunat was born on July 25, 1883. We are unaware of information about Fortunat's immediate family. We know that Fortunat Giacomin had been residing in Trafford, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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