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Pete Corta (1910 - 1979)

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Pete Corta
1910 - 1979
Born
October 30, 1910
Death
March 1979
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Nevada 89827
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Pete Corta was born on October 30, 1910. He died in March 1979 at 68 years of age. We know that Pete Corta had been residing in Nevada 89827.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Pete Corta passed away in March 1979 at age 68. He was born on October 30, 1910. There is no information about Pete's surviving family. We know that Pete Corta had been residing in Nevada 89827.
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In 1910, in the year that Pete Corta was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1928, when he was 18 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1950, when he was 40 years old, 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 1966, by the time he was 56 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1979, in the year of Pete Corta's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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