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Halina Zarko (1919 - 1997)

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Halina Zarko
1919 - 1997
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February 2, 1919
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September 7, 1997
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Elmwood Park, Cook County, Illinois 60707
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Halina Zarko was born on February 2, 1919. She died on September 7, 1997 at 78 years of age. We know that Halina Zarko had been residing in Elmwood Park, Cook County, Illinois 60707.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Halina Zarko passed away on September 7, 1997 at age 78. She was born on February 2, 1919. We have no information about Halina's immediate family. We know that Halina Zarko had been residing in Elmwood Park, Cook County, Illinois 60707.
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In 1919, in the year that Halina Zarko was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1947, Halina was 28 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1960, at the age of 41 years old, Halina was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1985, at the age of 66 years old, Halina was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1997, in the year of Halina Zarko'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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