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Meyer Bolinsky (1890 - 1969)

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Meyer Bolinsky
1890 - 1969
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March 14, 1890
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September 1969
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Lynbrook, Nassau County, New York 11563
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Meyer Bolinsky was born on March 14, 1890. He died in September 1969 at 79 years old. We know that Meyer Bolinsky had been residing in Lynbrook, Nassau County, New York 11563.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Meyer Bolinsky died in September 1969 at 79 years of age. He was born on March 14, 1890. We are unaware of information about Meyer's family or relationships. We know that Meyer Bolinsky had been residing in Lynbrook, Nassau County, New York 11563.
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In 1890, in the year that Meyer Bolinsky was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader √Čole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1916, at the age of 26 years old, Meyer was alive when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1929, at the age of 39 years old, Meyer was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1948, he was 58 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1969, in the year of Meyer Bolinsky's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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