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Julia D Gamboa (1920 - 2011)

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Julia D Gamboa
1920 - 2011
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October 6, 1920
Death
May 29, 2011
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East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02914
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Julia D Gamboa was born on October 6, 1920. She died on May 29, 2011 at 90 years old. We know that Julia D Gamboa had been residing in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02914.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Julia D Gamboa passed away on May 29, 2011 at age 90. She was born on October 6, 1920. We have no information about Julia's family. We know that Julia D Gamboa had been residing in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02914.
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In 1920, in the year that Julia D Gamboa was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1941, at the age of 21 years old, Julia was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1967, at the age of 47 years old, Julia was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1987, by the time she was 67 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1992, she was 72 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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