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John J Disilvestro (1922 - 1988)

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John J Disilvestro
1922 - 1988
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February 20, 1922
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August 31, 1988
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Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120
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John J Disilvestro was born on February 20, 1922. He died on August 31, 1988 at 66 years old. We know that John J Disilvestro had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John J Disilvestro died on August 31, 1988 at 66 years of age. He was born on February 20, 1922. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John J Disilvestro had been residing in Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15120.
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In 1922, in the year that John J Disilvestro was born, 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 1944, at the age of 22 years old, John was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1950, when he was 28 years old, 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 1966, by the time he was 44 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1988, in the year of John J Disilvestro's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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