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Herminia Ortiz (1917 - 1994)

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Herminia Ortiz
1917 - 1994
Born
June 15, 1917
Death
October 21, 1994
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Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York 12010
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Herminia Ortiz was born on June 15, 1917. She died on October 21, 1994 at 77 years old. We know that Herminia Ortiz had been residing in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York 12010.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Herminia Ortiz died on October 21, 1994 at age 77. She was born on June 15, 1917. There is no information about Herminia's immediate family. We know that Herminia Ortiz had been residing in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York 12010.
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In 1917, in the year that Herminia Ortiz 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 1924, she was only 7 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1970, at the age of 53 years old, Herminia was alive when 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.

In 1987, she was 70 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1994, in the year of Herminia Ortiz's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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