Kimberly Santos Vasquez

17 April 1986–8 December 2007 (Age 21)
Passaic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Kimberly

Kimberly Santos Vasquez was born on 17 April 1986, in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. She died on 8 December 2007, in her hometown, at the age of 21.

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1988 · The Civil Liberties Act

Age 2

The Civil Liberties Act granted payment to Japanese Americans who had been wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.
1989 · Another Treaty of Paris

Age 3

An agreement made that involved the Spanish Empire to let go of Islands that were under their control Caribbean and the South Pacific. Including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. The Philippines were bought by the US for $20 million instead of giving them their own government. After the Treaty was put into place the United States became a world power.

Age 12

New Jersey sued the state of New York over jurisdiction rights to the southern portion of Ellis Island. In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled, by a 6-3 vote, that the entire landfill portion (roughly 90% of the island) would be considered New Jersey territory. This decision was based on conditions specified from the 1834 compact between the two states.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese:1. from a personal name, byname, or nickname, dos Santos (from Spanish Todos los Santos ‘All Saints’, Portuguese Todos os santos), typically bestowed on a child born on All Saints’ Day. 2. in many cases, a habitational name from any of the places named Santos, from the dedication of a local church or shrine to all the saints. This is a very common Portuguese surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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