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Theresa Defrank (1908 - 1997)

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Theresa Defrank
1908 - 1997
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October 29, 1908
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July 27, 1997
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Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651
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Theresa Defrank was born on October 29, 1908. She died on July 27, 1997 at 88 years old. We know that Theresa Defrank had been residing in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651.
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Theresa Defrank died on July 27, 1997 at age 88. She was born on October 29, 1908. There is no information about Theresa's immediate family. We know that Theresa Defrank had been residing in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651.
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In 1908, in the year that Theresa Defrank was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1943, when she was 35 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1956, she was 48 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1973, when she was 65 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1997, in the year of Theresa Defrank's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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