Mike Trusz (1886 - 1966)

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Mike Trusz
1886 - 1966
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August 15, 1886
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July 1966
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Mike Trusz was born on August 15, 1886. He died in July 1966 at 79 years of age. We know that Mike Trusz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mike Trusz passed away in July 1966 at 79 years old. He was born on August 15, 1886. There is no information about Mike's family or relationships. We know that Mike Trusz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1886, in the year that Mike Trusz was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1891, he was merely 5 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1937, Mike was 51 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, by the time he was 63 years old, 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 1966, in the year of Mike Trusz's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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