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Maximo Torres (1935 - 2011)

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Maximo Torres
1935 - 2011
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January 18, 1935
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April 23, 2011
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11213
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Maximo Torres was born on January 18, 1935. He died on April 23, 2011 at age 76. We know that Maximo Torres had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11213.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Maximo Torres died on April 23, 2011 at 76 years of age. He was born on January 18, 1935. There is no information about Maximo's immediate family. We know that Maximo Torres had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11213.
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In 1935, in the year that Maximo Torres was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1964, he was 29 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1975, by the time he was 40 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1989, he was 54 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1996, he was 61 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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