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Gertrude Kraeft (1899 - 1998)

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Gertrude Kraeft
1899 - 1998
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May 11, 1899
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January 22, 1998
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North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey 07047
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Gertrude Kraeft was born on May 11, 1899. She died on January 22, 1998 at 98 years of age. We know that Gertrude Kraeft had been residing in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey 07047.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Gertrude Kraeft passed away on January 22, 1998 at 98 years of age. She was born on May 11, 1899. There is no information about Gertrude's surviving family. We know that Gertrude Kraeft had been residing in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey 07047.
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In 1899, in the year that Gertrude Kraeft was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1924, at the age of 25 years old, Gertrude was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1939, Gertrude was 40 years old 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 1985, Gertrude was 86 years old when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1998, in the year of Gertrude Kraeft's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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