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Jose P Contreras (1924 - 1995)

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Jose P Contreras
1924 - 1995
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February 26, 1924
Death
September 20, 1995
Last Known Residence
Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619
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Jose P Contreras was born on February 26, 1924. He died on September 20, 1995 at age 71. We know that Jose P Contreras had been residing in Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Jose P Contreras passed away on September 20, 1995 at 71 years old. He was born on February 26, 1924. There is no information about Jose's immediate family. We know that Jose P Contreras had been residing in Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619.
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In 1924, in the year that Jose P Contreras was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1941, at the age of 17 years old, Jose was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1958, Jose was 34 years old 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 1985, Jose was 61 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1995, in the year of Jose P Contreras's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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