George Shapkoff (1908 - 1979)

George Shapkoff
1908 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
George Shapkoff was born on May 8, 1908. He died in January 1979 at age 70. We know that George Shapkoff had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.

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George Shapkoff died in January 1979 at age 70. He was born on May 8, 1908. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Shapkoff had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.
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In 1908, in the year that George Shapkoff was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1928, when he was 20 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1955, when he was 47 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1965, when he was 57 years old, 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.

In 1979, in the year of George Shapkoff'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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