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Dec. 31, 1972: Roberto Clemente Dies
« on: December 31, 2019, 03:22:40 PM »
Dec. 31, 1972: Roberto Clemente Dies

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Roberto Clemente shows Junior James, 9, where he likes to hit the ball, in Pittsburgh, Sept. 25, 1961.
On Dec. 31, 1972 Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente (Aug. 18, 1934 – Dec. 31, 1972) died in a plane crash while traveling at great risk in response to urgent requests to deliver help to earthquake devastated Nicaragua.

Might Clemente be alive today if U.S. President Nixon had sent aid to the Nicaraguan people instead of paratroopers to protect the dictator Somoza after the earthquake?

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