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Rosa Gomez (1895 - 1985)

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Rosa Gomez
1895 - 1985
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August 31, 1895
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January 1985
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Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90604
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Rosa Gomez was born on August 31, 1895. She died in January 1985 at age 89. We know that Rosa Gomez had been residing in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90604.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Rosa Gomez passed away in January 1985 at 89 years old. She was born on August 31, 1895. There is no information about Rosa's family or relationships. We know that Rosa Gomez had been residing in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90604.
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In 1895, in the year that Rosa Gomez was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1922, she was 27 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1942, at the age of 47 years old, Rosa was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1968, when she was 73 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1985, in the year of Rosa Gomez's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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