Amelia Descenzo

(1900 - 1978)

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Amelia Descenzo
1900 - 1978
Born
August 11, 1900
Death
April 1978
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Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920
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Amelia Descenzo was born on August 11, 1900. She died in April 1978 at age 77. We know that Amelia Descenzo had been residing in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920.
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Amelia Descenzo passed away in April 1978 at 77 years old. She was born on August 11, 1900. We are unaware of information about Amelia's surviving family. We know that Amelia Descenzo had been residing in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920.

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In 1900, in the year that Amelia Descenzo was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1918, by the time she was 18 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1949, when she was 49 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1961, Amelia was 61 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1978, in the year of Amelia Descenzo's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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