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Rosa Duran (1939 - 2003)

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Rosa Duran
1939 - 2003
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April 21, 1939
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March 9, 2003
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11237
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Rosa Duran was born on April 21, 1939. She died on March 9, 2003 at 63 years of age. We know that Rosa Duran had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11237.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rosa Duran passed away on March 9, 2003 at 63 years old. She was born on April 21, 1939. There is no information about Rosa's family. We know that Rosa Duran had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11237.
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In 1939, in the year that Rosa Duran was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, Rosa was just 10 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1978, when she was 39 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1989, Rosa was 50 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1994, Rosa was 55 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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