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Maris Perez (1954 - 1999)

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Maris Perez
1954 - 1999
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November 12, 1954
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September 15, 1999
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New York, New York County, New York 10024
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Maris Perez was born on November 12, 1954. She died on September 15, 1999 at 44 years old. We know that Maris Perez had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10024.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Maris Perez passed away on September 15, 1999 at age 44. She was born on November 12, 1954. We have no information about Maris' family. We know that Maris Perez had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10024.
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In 1954, in the year that Maris Perez was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1963, Maris was only 9 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attachรฉ and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1971, when she was 17 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1982, Maris was 28 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1990, she was 36 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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