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Santo Finnocchiaro (1900 - 1977)

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Santo Finnocchiaro
1900 - 1977
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September 28, 1900
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January 1977
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Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02129
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Santo Finnocchiaro was born on September 28, 1900. He died in January 1977 at 76 years of age. We know that Santo Finnocchiaro had been residing in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02129.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Santo Finnocchiaro died in January 1977 at age 76. He was born on September 28, 1900. There is no information about Santo's immediate family. We know that Santo Finnocchiaro had been residing in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02129.
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In 1900, in the year that Santo Finnocchiaro was born, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1920, at the age of 20 years old, Santo was alive when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1944, by the time he was 44 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1952, Santo was 52 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1977, in the year of Santo Finnocchiaro's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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