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John Karbashewsky (1908 - 1978)

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John Karbashewsky
1908 - 1978
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May 10, 1908
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February 1978
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Knox, Starke County, Indiana 46534
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John Karbashewsky was born on May 10, 1908. He died in February 1978 at 69 years old. We know that John Karbashewsky had been residing in Knox, Starke County, Indiana 46534.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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John Karbashewsky died in February 1978 at 69 years old. He was born on May 10, 1908. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John Karbashewsky had been residing in Knox, Starke County, Indiana 46534.
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In 1908, in the year that John Karbashewsky was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1918, by the time he was just 10 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1920, when he was merely 12 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1958, at the age of 50 years old, John was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, in the year of John Karbashewsky'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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