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Patrick Grakowsky (1942 - 2001)

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Patrick Grakowsky
1942 - 2001
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November 24, 1942
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August 14, 2001
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Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14624
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Patrick Grakowsky was born on November 24, 1942. He died on August 14, 2001 at age 58. We know that Patrick Grakowsky had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14624.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Patrick Grakowsky died on August 14, 2001 at age 58. He was born on November 24, 1942. We have no information about Patrick's family. We know that Patrick Grakowsky had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14624.
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In 1942, in the year that Patrick Grakowsky was born, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1951, when he was only 9 years old, 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 1962, he was 20 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1975, Patrick was 33 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1981, when he was 39 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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