Nick Zipparo (1910 - 1979)

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Nick Zipparo
1910 - 1979
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January 2, 1910
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October 1979
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Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15143
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Nick Zipparo was born on January 2, 1910. He died in October 1979 at 69 years of age. We know that Nick Zipparo had been residing in Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15143.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Nick Zipparo died in October 1979 at 69 years old. He was born on January 2, 1910. There is no information about Nick's family. We know that Nick Zipparo had been residing in Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15143.

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In 1910, in the year that Nick Zipparo was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1933, when he was 23 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1952, when he was 42 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1968, by the time he was 58 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1979, in the year of Nick Zipparo's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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