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Nick Riznow (1921 - 2000)

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Nick Riznow
1921 - 2000
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December 14, 1921
Death
September 9, 2000
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Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601
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Nick Riznow was born on December 14, 1921. He died on September 9, 2000 at 78 years old. We know that Nick Riznow had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Nick Riznow died on September 9, 2000 at 78 years old. He was born on December 14, 1921. There is no information about Nick's family. We know that Nick Riznow had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
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In 1921, in the year that Nick Riznow was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1949, Nick was 28 years old when 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 1951, at the age of 30 years old, Nick was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1975, he was 54 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, when he was 64 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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