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Veronica Vark (1905 - 1982)

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Veronica Vark
1905 - 1982
Born
October 8, 1905
Death
February 1982
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15227
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Veronica Vark was born on October 8, 1905. She died in February 1982 at age 76. We know that Veronica Vark had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15227.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Veronica Vark died in February 1982 at 76 years old. She was born on October 8, 1905. We are unaware of information about Veronica's immediate family. We know that Veronica Vark had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15227.
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In 1905, in the year that Veronica Vark was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1916, Veronica was only 11 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1955, she was 50 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1972, when she was 67 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1982, in the year of Veronica Vark's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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