Maria Candelaria (Rodriguez Y Franco) Rivera (born 1938)

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Maria Candelaria (Rodriguez Y Franco) Rivera
1938 - living
February 2, 1938
Cidra Puerto Rico
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Maria Candelaria (Rodriguez Y Franco) Rivera was born on February 2, 1938 in Cidra. Her maiden name is Rodriguez Y Franco and she married into the Rivera family. She is the child of Santos Rodriguez Y Vicente. According to her family tree, Maria was mother to 7 children. She married Juan Rivera in 1953 in New York, New York United States. They were married until Juan's death in 1995. They had children Hilda A. Rivera, Luis F Rivera, Carlos H Rivera, Robert E Rivera, Glenda M Rivera, Juan Rivera, and Maribel Rivera.
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Updated: May 7, 2021
Sra. Maria Candelaria was born to Santos Rodriguez y Vicente and Juana Franco y Martinez, both from Cidra, PR, where they lived and worked on a platanos and tobacco farm. Canda, as she came to be known, sadly lost her mother to tuberculosis when she was only 6 years old. She was primarily raised with the help of her aunts and her paternal grandmother, Sra. Felicita Rodriguez. She met Juan Rivera when she was still relatively young and quickly fell in love. They got married and had a total of 6 biological children, plus 1 adopted child. Canda is a beloved mother, grandmother, devoted wife, and friend to many. She is best known to me, her nieta, as a warm-hearted, fun-loving Abuela with a beautiful smile and a killer arroz con dulce recipe.
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Married: 1953
Cause of Separation: Juan's Death
Married at: New York, New York United States
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In 1938, in the year that Maria Candelaria (Rodriguez Y Franco) Rivera was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1949, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1960, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1970, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1982, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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