Rocco Brancato (1879 - 1962)

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Rocco Brancato
1879 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Rocco Brancato was born on January 18, 1879. He died in August 1962 at 83 years old. We know that Rocco Brancato had been residing in Illinois.


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Rocco Brancato passed away in August 1962 at 83 years old. He was born on January 18, 1879. We are unaware of information about Rocco's family. We know that Rocco Brancato had been residing in Illinois.
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In 1879, in the year that Rocco Brancato was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1900, by the time he was 21 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1923, he was 44 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1935, at the age of 56 years old, Rocco was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1962, in the year of Rocco Brancato's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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May 10, 1903 - July 1971
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Sep 17, 1920 - November 1987
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Maria N Brancato
Mar 26, 1920 - Jun 24, 2010
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Nick Brancato
May 7, 1911 - June 1972
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Joyce Brancato
Jul 3, 1915 - July 1976
Springfield, Illinois
Mary F Brancato
Sep 14, 1910 - Dec 12, 1993
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Mable Brancato
Jul 16, 1901 - March 1970
Lyons, Illinois
Angeline Brancato
Sep 7, 1901 - March 1972
Freeport, Illinois
Jeanne R Brancato
Dec 7, 1973 - Sep 12, 1993
Joseph G Brancato
Apr 6, 1975 - Sep 12, 1993
Anthony R Brancato
Sep 25, 1909 - Mar 9, 1994
River Grove, IL
Nicholas R Brancato
Jun 21, 1913 - May 29, 1991
George Brancato
Nov 30, 1923 - January 1967
Joseph Brancato
May 7, 1909 - March 1974
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Samuel Brancato
Dec 10, 1921 - Dec 11, 1975
Beverly J Brancato
Jun 23, 1929 - Nov 14, 2009
Berwyn, IL
Sam J Brancato
May 20, 1935 - May 12, 2004
Coal City, IL
John H Brancato
Mar 29, 1926 - Jul 8, 1993
La Grange, IL
Marianna Brancato
Jun 25, 1887 - May 1979
Chicago, Illinois

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