Rita M Balas (1919 - 2007)

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Rita M Balas
1919 - 2007
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December 12, 1919
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September 19, 2007
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Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15025
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Rita M Balas was born on December 12, 1919. She died on September 19, 2007 at age 87. We know that Rita M Balas had been residing in Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15025.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rita M Balas passed away on September 19, 2007 at age 87. She was born on December 12, 1919. We are unaware of information about Rita's immediate family. We know that Rita M Balas had been residing in Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15025.

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In 1919, in the year that Rita M Balas was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1927, when she was merely 8 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1958, when she was 39 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1967, at the age of 48 years old, Rita was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1980, by the time she was 61 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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