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1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
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1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
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1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
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1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States
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1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
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1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley
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1981 - First reported case of AIDS
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - Personal Computer introduced
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1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)
1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)
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Age: 65 Given Name: Rocci Middle Name: E Surname: Scerra Name Suffix: Birth Date: 16 Aug 1924 State: Massachusetts Last Place of Residence: Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts Previous Residence Postal Code: 02081 Event Date: Apr 1989
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPQ6-B3D : 20 May 2014), Rocci E Scerra, Apr 1989; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Name: Rocci E Scerra Event Type: Death Event Date: 29 Apr 1989 Event Place: Norwood, Massachusetts Certificate Number: 026718 Birth Date: 16 Aug 1924 Birthplace: Massachusetts Spouse's Name: Spouse's Death Date: Spouse's Death Place: Spouse's Certificate Number: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace:
"Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZTQ-T81 : 4 December 2014), Rocci E Scerra, 29 Apr 1989; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Norwood, Massachusetts, death certificate number 026718, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
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