Gerrit Zomeraand (1918 - 2006)

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Gerrit Zomeraand
1918 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Gerrit Zomeraand was born on March 20, 1918. He died on March 9, 2006 at 87 years old. We know that Gerrit Zomeraand had been residing in Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa 51031.


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Gerrit Zomeraand died on March 9, 2006 at 87 years of age. He was born on March 20, 1918. We have no information about Gerrit's immediate family. We know that Gerrit Zomeraand had been residing in Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa 51031.
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In 1918, in the year that Gerrit Zomeraand was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1951, Gerrit was 33 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1961, Gerrit was 43 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1986, when he was 68 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1996, at the age of 78 years old, Gerrit was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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