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Refujio N Gamboa (1911 - 1999)

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Refujio N Gamboa
1911 - 1999
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July 4, 1911
Death
July 15, 1999
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90032
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Refujio N Gamboa was born on July 4, 1911. Refujio died on July 15, 1999 at age 88. We know that Refujio N Gamboa had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90032.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Refujio N Gamboa died on July 15, 1999 at age 88. Refujio was born on July 4, 1911. We have no information about Refujio's family. We know that Refujio N Gamboa had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90032.
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In 1911, in the year that Refujio N Gamboa was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1938, by the time this person was 27 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1950, Refujio was 39 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1969, Refujio was 58 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1971, this person was 60 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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