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Juanita Gonzales (1931 - 1987)

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Juanita Gonzales
1931 - 1987
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April 12, 1931
Death
August 1987
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McKinney, Collin County, Texas 75069
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Juanita Gonzales was born on April 12, 1931. She died in August 1987 at 56 years old. We know that Juanita Gonzales had been residing in McKinney, Collin County, Texas 75069.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Juanita Gonzales passed away in August 1987 at 56 years old. She was born on April 12, 1931. We have no information about Juanita's immediate family. We know that Juanita Gonzales had been residing in McKinney, Collin County, Texas 75069.
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In 1931, in the year that Juanita Gonzales was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, Juanita was 18 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1957, by the time she was 26 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1967, Juanita was 36 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1987, in the year of Juanita Gonzales's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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