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Juana Torres (1927 - 2005)

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Juana Torres
1927 - 2005
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December 24, 1927
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November 10, 2005
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New York, New York County, New York 10027
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Juana Torres was born on December 24, 1927. She died on November 10, 2005 at 77 years old. We know that Juana Torres had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10027.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Juana Torres passed away on November 10, 2005 at 77 years of age. She was born on December 24, 1927. We are unaware of information about Juana's family or relationships. We know that Juana Torres had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10027.
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In 1927, in the year that Juana Torres was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1944, at the age of 17 years old, Juana was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1959, by the time she was 32 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1969, Juana was 42 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1992, Juana was 65 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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