Myrtle Gambuzza (1899 - 1973)

Myrtle Gambuzza
1899 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle Gambuzza was born on January 22, 1899. She died in February 1973 at age 74. We know that Myrtle Gambuzza had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.

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Myrtle Gambuzza passed away in February 1973 at age 74. She was born on January 22, 1899. We are unaware of information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle Gambuzza had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.
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In 1899, in the year that Myrtle Gambuzza was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1937, when she was 38 years old, 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 1945, at the age of 46 years old, Myrtle was alive when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1966, at the age of 67 years old, Myrtle was alive when 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.

In 1973, in the year of Myrtle Gambuzza's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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