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John Zatursky (1883 - 1970)

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John Zatursky
1883 - 1970
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November 15, 1883
Death
August 1970
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60629
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John Zatursky was born on November 15, 1883. He died in August 1970 at 86 years of age. We know that John Zatursky had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60629.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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John Zatursky passed away in August 1970 at age 86. He was born on November 15, 1883. We are unaware of information about John's family. We know that John Zatursky had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60629.
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In 1883, in the year that John Zatursky was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1901, when he was 18 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1924, when he was 41 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1964, at the age of 81 years old, John was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1970, in the year of John Zatursky's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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