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Grace M Romero (1905 - 1997)

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Grace M Romero
1905 - 1997
Born
August 23, 1905
Death
January 1, 1997
Last Known Residence
San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California 91775
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Grace M Romero of San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California was born on August 23, 1905, and died at age 91 years old on January 1, 1997.
Updated: October 2, 2011
Biography ID: 3664114

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Grace Romero passed away at age 91 years old on January 1, 1997. Grace M Romero of San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California was born on August 23, 1905.

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Grace M Romero lived 24 years longer than the average Romero family member when she died at the age of 91.
The average age of a Romero family member is 67.
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In 1905, in the year that Grace M Romero was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1910, at the age of only 5 years old, Grace was alive when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1952, by the time she was 47 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1980, she was 75 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1997, in the year of Grace M Romero's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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