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Peter J Mazzapica (1925 - 2005)

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Peter J Mazzapica
1925 - 2005
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April 4, 1925
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September 8, 2005
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Newton Center, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 02459
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Peter J Mazzapica was born on April 4, 1925. He died on September 8, 2005 at 80 years old. We know that Peter J Mazzapica had been residing in Newton Center, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 02459.
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Peter J Mazzapica died on September 8, 2005 at 80 years of age. He was born on April 4, 1925. We are unaware of information about Peter's family or relationships. We know that Peter J Mazzapica had been residing in Newton Center, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 02459.
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In 1925, in the year that Peter J Mazzapica was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1949, when he was 24 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1956, when he was 31 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1979, by the time he was 54 years old, 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.

In 1984, when he was 59 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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