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John Prebovich (1898 - 1986)

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John Prebovich
1898 - 1986
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October 22, 1898
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March 1986
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Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702
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John Prebovich was born on October 22, 1898. He died in March 1986 at 87 years of age. We know that John Prebovich had been residing in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John Prebovich died in March 1986 at 87 years old. He was born on October 22, 1898. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Prebovich had been residing in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702.
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In 1898, in the year that John Prebovich was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1908, when he was just 10 years old, 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 1927, at the age of 29 years old, John was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1968, he was 70 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1986, in the year of John Prebovich's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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