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Henryk Nowicki (1912 - 1970)

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Henryk Nowicki
1912 - 1970
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January 14, 1912
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July 1970
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60651
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Henryk Nowicki was born on January 14, 1912. He died in July 1970 at age 58. We know that Henryk Nowicki had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60651.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Henryk Nowicki died in July 1970 at 58 years old. He was born on January 14, 1912. We are unaware of information about Henryk's surviving family. We know that Henryk Nowicki had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60651.
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In 1912, in the year that Henryk Nowicki was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1946, Henryk was 34 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1950, Henryk was 38 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1960, Henryk was 48 years old 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 1970, in the year of Henryk Nowicki's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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