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John A Poshefko (1918 - 2008)

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John A Poshefko
1918 - 2008
Born
June 15, 1918
Death
February 9, 2008
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Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18109
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John A Poshefko was born on June 15, 1918. He died on February 9, 2008 at 89 years of age. We know that John A Poshefko had been residing in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18109.
Updated: August 10, 2022
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Carbon County, Pennsylvania United States
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Military serial#: 33115667 Enlisted: November 17, 1941 in New Cumberland Pennsylvania Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
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John A Poshefko died on February 9, 2008 at 89 years old. He was born on June 15, 1918. We are unaware of information about John's family. We know that John A Poshefko had been residing in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 18109.
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In 1918, in the year that John A Poshefko was born, 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 1922, he was merely 4 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1931, when he was only 13 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1975, John was 57 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1994, when he was 76 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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