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Mark Gionet (1957 - 1975)

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Mark Gionet
1957 - 1975
Born
January 1, 1957
Death
July 1975
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Mark Gionet was born on January 1, 1957, and died at age 18 years old in July 1975. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mark Gionet.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6261812

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Mark Gionet passed away at age 18 years old in July 1975. Mark Gionet was born on January 1, 1957. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mark Gionet.

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Mark Gionet lived 52 years shorter than the average Gionet family member when he died at the age of 18.
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1957 - 1975 World Events

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In 1957, in the year that Mark Gionet was born, 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 1960, he was merely 3 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1962, Mark was only 5 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, in the year of Mark Gionet's passing, 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.

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