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Rosalia Katz (1922 - 1994)

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Rosalia Katz
1922 - 1994
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December 10, 1922
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May 15, 1994
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11218
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Rosalia Katz was born on December 10, 1922. She died on May 15, 1994 at age 71. We know that Rosalia Katz had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11218.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rosalia Katz died on May 15, 1994 at 71 years old. She was born on December 10, 1922. There is no information about Rosalia's family or relationships. We know that Rosalia Katz had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11218.
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In 1922, in the year that Rosalia Katz was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1941, she was 19 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1957, she was 35 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, she was 46 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1994, in the year of Rosalia Katz's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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