Peter Sokolowski (1917 - 1975)

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Peter Sokolowski
1917 - 1975
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October 18, 1917
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July 1975
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Peter Sokolowski was born on October 18, 1917. He died in July 1975 at 57 years of age. We know that Peter Sokolowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Peter Sokolowski died in July 1975 at 57 years old. He was born on October 18, 1917. There is no information about Peter's family or relationships. We know that Peter Sokolowski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1917, in the year that Peter Sokolowski was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1935, when he was 18 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1947, by the time he was 30 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1954, Peter was 37 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1975, in the year of Peter Sokolowski's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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