Peter Demattei (1908 - 1982)

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Peter Demattei
1908 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Peter Demattei was born on April 7, 1908. He died in August 1982 at 74 years of age. We know that Peter Demattei had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California.


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Peter Demattei died in August 1982 at age 74. He was born on April 7, 1908. We have no information about Peter's immediate family. We know that Peter Demattei had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California.
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In 1908, in the year that Peter Demattei was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1922, he was just 14 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1935, he was 27 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1957, at the age of 49 years old, Peter was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1982, in the year of Peter Demattei's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Other Peter Dematteis

Peter J Jr DeMattei
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States

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Louis A Demattei
Aug 30, 1923 - Jan 2, 2006
San Lorenzo, California
John Demattei
Jul 2, 1903 - June 1985
Jersey City, New Jersey
Adolph Demattei
Aug 7, 1895 - March 1980
San Francisco, California
Edward L Demattei
Jan 21, 1907 - Mar 27, 1979
Catherine DeMattei
around 1895 - Feb 8, 1919
Rose Demattei
around 1906 - Jul 17, 1943
Aldo H Demattei
Jan 18, 1921 - Sep 22, 1946
Aldo H DeMattei
Born: around 1921
Illinois, United States
Robert C DeMattei
Born: around 1922
Illinois, United States
Attilio G Demattei
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Lawrence DeMattei
Born: around 1920
California, United States
James DeMattei
Born: around 1924
New York, United States
John A DeMattei
Born: around 1924
United States
Peter J Jr DeMattei
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States

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