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Nicholas Nykorchuck (1921 - 1996)

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Nicholas Nykorchuck
1921 - 1996
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November 11, 1921
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March 11, 1996
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Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01201
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Nicholas Nykorchuck was born on November 11, 1921. He died on March 11, 1996 at age 74. We know that Nicholas Nykorchuck had been residing in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01201.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Nicholas Nykorchuck died on March 11, 1996 at 74 years old. He was born on November 11, 1921. We have no information about Nicholas' family or relationships. We know that Nicholas Nykorchuck had been residing in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01201.
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In 1921, in the year that Nicholas Nykorchuck was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1943, when he was 22 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1950, he was 29 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1968, he was 47 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1996, in the year of Nicholas Nykorchuck's passing, 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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