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Geronimo Sanchez (1929 - 1976)

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Geronimo Sanchez
1929 - 1976
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September 29, 1929
Death
July 1976
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New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78130
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Geronimo Sanchez was born on September 29, 1929. He died in July 1976 at 46 years old. We know that Geronimo Sanchez had been residing in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78130.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Geronimo Sanchez died in July 1976 at 46 years of age. He was born on September 29, 1929. There is no information about Geronimo's family or relationships. We know that Geronimo Sanchez had been residing in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78130.
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In 1929, in the year that Geronimo Sanchez was born, 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".

In 1939, at the age of only 10 years old, Geronimo was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1942, Geronimo was merely 13 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1964, he was 35 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1976, in the year of Geronimo Sanchez's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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