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Manuel Garcia (1961 - 1988)

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Manuel Garcia
1961 - 1988
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September 1, 1961
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May 1988
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New York, New York County, New York 10024
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Manuel Garcia was born on September 1, 1961. He died in May 1988 at age 26. We know that Manuel Garcia had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10024.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Manuel Garcia died in May 1988 at 26 years old. He was born on September 1, 1961. There is no information about Manuel's family. We know that Manuel Garcia had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10024.
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In 1961, in the year that Manuel Garcia was born, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1970, when he was merely 9 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1975, by the time he was only 14 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Manuel Garcia's passing, 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.

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