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Hortencia T Garcia (1904 - 1978)

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Hortencia T Garcia
1904 - 1978
Born
February 20, 1904
Death
February 8, 1978
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78210
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Hortencia T Garcia was born on February 20, 1904. She died on February 8, 1978 at 73 years old. We know that Hortencia T Garcia had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78210.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Hortencia T Garcia died on February 8, 1978 at 73 years old. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section Y Site 436, San Antonio, Texas . She was born on February 20, 1904. We have no information about Hortencia's surviving family.
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In 1904, in the year that Hortencia T Garcia was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1920, when she was 16 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1933, at the age of 29 years old, Hortencia was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1969, at the age of 65 years old, Hortencia was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1978, in the year of Hortencia T Garcia's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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