Jack Riskin

–11 March 2015
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Jack

Jack Riskin was born in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States as the son of Sol Riskin and Rosalie Riskin. He died on 11 March 2015, in his hometown.

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    Sol Riskin

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    Rosalie Riskin

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World Events (3)

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 · 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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the female personal name Riske, a Yiddish pet form derived from the full form Rivke ( see Rebecca ).

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

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