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Lena C Boasso (1910 - 2006)

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Lena C Boasso
1910 - 2006
Born
October 30, 1910
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February 16, 2006
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Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut 06010
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Lena C Boasso was born on October 30, 1910. She died on February 16, 2006 at age 95. We know that Lena C Boasso had been residing in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut 06010.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Lena C Boasso passed away on February 16, 2006 at 95 years of age. She was born on October 30, 1910. We are unaware of information about Lena's immediate family. We know that Lena C Boasso had been residing in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut 06010.
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1910 - 2006 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Lena C Boasso was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1932, at the age of 22 years old, Lena was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1957, she was 47 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1988, Lena was 78 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1992, at the age of 82 years old, Lena was alive 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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