Rodolfo Medina (1931 - 2005)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1931 - In the year that Rodolfo Medina was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1935 - He was just 4 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1965 - He was 34 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1986 - By the time he was 55 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1987 - He was 56 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Rodolfo Medina died on October 7, 2005 at age 74. No cause of death has been entered for Rodolfo. He was born on May 6, 1931. We have no information about Rodolfo's immediate family. We know that Rodolfo Medina had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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