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Gary A Perkins (1951 - 2008)

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Gary A Perkins
1951 - 2008
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June 13, 1951
Death
August 7, 2008
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Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 17980
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Gary A Perkins was born on June 13, 1951. He died on August 7, 2008 at 57 years old. We know that Gary A Perkins had been residing in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 17980.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Gary A Perkins passed away on August 7, 2008 at 57 years of age. He was born on June 13, 1951. We have no information about Gary's immediate family. We know that Gary A Perkins had been residing in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 17980.
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In 1951, in the year that Gary A Perkins was born, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1966, when he was just 15 years old, 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 1974, when he was 23 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1982, he was 31 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".

In 1992, he was 41 years old 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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