John Opitek (1890 - 1971)

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Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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1890 - In the year that John Opitek was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1945 - John was 55 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1955 - At the age of 65 years old, John was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1956 - At the age of 66 years old, John was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1971 - In the year of John Opitek's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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John Opitek died in October 1971 at 81 years old. There is no listed cause of death for John. He was born on September 21, 1890. We have no information about John's immediate family. We know that John Opitek had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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