Gerard J Donato (1920 - 1975)

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Gerard J Donato
1920 - 1975
February 15, 1920
October 7, 1975
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Selden, Suffolk County, New York 11784
Gerard J Donato was born on February 15, 1920. He died on October 7, 1975 at 55 years old. We know that Gerard J Donato had been residing in Selden, Suffolk County, New York 11784.
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Long Island National Cemetery Section L Site 24928A 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Branch of service: Us Army Rank attained: SGT Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Gerard J Donato died on October 7, 1975 at age 55. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section L Site 24928A, Farmingdale, New York . He was born on February 15, 1920. There is no information about Gerard's family. We know that Gerard J Donato had been residing in Selden, Suffolk County, New York 11784.

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In 1920, in the year that Gerard J Donato was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1948, by the time he was 28 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1954, Gerard was 34 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1967, when he was 47 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1975, in the year of Gerard J Donato's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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