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Nicolas Fridman (1923 - 1986)

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Nicolas Fridman
1923 - 1986
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September 23, 1923
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March 1986
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Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120
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Nicolas Fridman was born on September 23, 1923. He died in March 1986 at 62 years of age. We know that Nicolas Fridman had been residing in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Nicolas Fridman died in March 1986 at age 62. He was born on September 23, 1923. There is no information about Nicolas' family or relationships. We know that Nicolas Fridman had been residing in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120.
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In 1923, in the year that Nicolas Fridman was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1944, when he was 21 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1952, at the age of 29 years old, Nicolas was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1968, Nicolas was 45 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 1986, in the year of Nicolas Fridman's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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