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James Covenia (1897 - 1965)

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James Covenia
1897 - 1965
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March 28, 1897
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October 1965
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
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James Covenia was born on March 28, 1897. He died in October 1965 at age 68. We know that James Covenia had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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James Covenia passed away in October 1965 at 68 years old. He was born on March 28, 1897. We are unaware of information about James' immediate family. We know that James Covenia had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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In 1897, in the year that James Covenia was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1903, he was just 6 years old when the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1918, he was 21 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1957, at the age of 60 years old, James was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1965, in the year of James Covenia's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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