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Retta Amatucci (1898 - 1985)

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Retta Amatucci
1898 - 1985
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June 1, 1898
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April 1985
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Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey 08108
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Retta Amatucci was born on June 1, 1898. She died in April 1985 at 86 years old. We know that Retta Amatucci had been residing in Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey 08108.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Retta Amatucci passed away in April 1985 at age 86. She was born on June 1, 1898. We are unaware of information about Retta's immediate family. We know that Retta Amatucci had been residing in Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey 08108.
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In 1898, in the year that Retta Amatucci was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1918, at the age of 20 years old, Retta was alive when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1943, Retta was 45 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1950, at the age of 52 years old, Retta was alive when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1985, in the year of Retta Amatucci's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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