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Gilbert Boasso (1917 - 1986)

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Gilbert Boasso
1917 - 1986
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February 1, 1917
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September 1986
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New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70119
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Gilbert Boasso was born on February 1, 1917. He died in September 1986 at 69 years of age. We know that Gilbert Boasso had been residing in New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70119.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Gilbert Boasso died in September 1986 at age 69. He was born on February 1, 1917. We have no information about Gilbert's family or relationships. We know that Gilbert Boasso had been residing in New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70119.
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1917 - 1986 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Gilbert Boasso was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1949, he was 32 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1954, Gilbert was 37 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1962, by the time he was 45 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1986, in the year of Gilbert Boasso's passing, 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.

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