Andrea Julia Figueroa Cruz

–March 2010
Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Andrea Julia

Andrea Julia Figueroa Cruz was born in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, United States. She died in March 2010, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, United States.

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898

Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.
1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Figueroa, from a derivative of figueira ‘fig tree’.

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

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