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Rose R Nitka (1902 - 1996)

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Rose R Nitka
1902 - 1996
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December 17, 1902
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January 1996
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Kittery, York County, Maine 03904
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Rose R Nitka was born on December 17, 1902. She died in January 1996 at age 93. We know that Rose R Nitka had been residing in Kittery, York County, Maine 03904.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rose R Nitka passed away in January 1996 at 93 years of age. She was born on December 17, 1902. There is no information about Rose's family. We know that Rose R Nitka had been residing in Kittery, York County, Maine 03904.
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In 1902, in the year that Rose R Nitka was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1946, when she was 44 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1979, she was 77 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1981, at the age of 79 years old, Rose was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1996, in the year of Rose R Nitka's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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