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Profirio Gamboa (1892 - 1976)

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Profirio Gamboa
1892 - 1976
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September 9, 1892
Death
December 1976
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Madera, Madera County, California 93637
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Profirio Gamboa was born on September 9, 1892. Profirio died in December 1976 at 84 years of age. We know that Profirio Gamboa had been residing in Madera, Madera County, California 93637.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Profirio Gamboa died in December 1976 at age 84. Profirio was born on September 9, 1892. We are unaware of information about Profirio's family or relationships. We know that Profirio Gamboa had been residing in Madera, Madera County, California 93637.
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In 1892, in the year that Profirio Gamboa was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1918, by the time this person was 26 years old, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1928, at the age of 36 years old, Profirio was alive when 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 1961, Profirio was 69 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1976, in the year of Profirio Gamboa's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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