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Sam Gitin (1899 - 1994)

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Sam Gitin
1899 - 1994
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December 20, 1899
Death
May 15, 1994
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Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221
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Sam Gitin was born on December 20, 1899. He died on May 15, 1994 at 94 years of age. We know that Sam Gitin had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Sam Gitin died on May 15, 1994 at age 94. He was born on December 20, 1899. We are unaware of information about Sam's surviving family. We know that Sam Gitin had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221.
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In 1899, in the year that Sam Gitin was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1937, when he was 38 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1963, when he was 64 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, when he was 73 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1994, in the year of Sam Gitin's passing, 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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