Fortunato Arcorace (1906 - 1979)



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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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1906 - In the year that Fortunato Arcorace was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1929 - He was 23 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1948 - When he was 42 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1965 - At the age of 59 years old, Fortunato was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1979 - In the year of Fortunato Arcorace's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Fortunato Arcorace died in September 1979 at 73 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Fortunato. He was born on February 27, 1906. There is no information about Fortunato's family or relationships. We know that Fortunato Arcorace had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.


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