Esmarilda Colvin (1896 - 1967)

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Esmarilda Colvin
1896 - 1967
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May 27, 1896
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December 1967
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510
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Esmarilda Colvin was born on May 27, 1896. Esmarilda died in December 1967 at 71 years old. We know that Esmarilda Colvin had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.
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Esmarilda Colvin passed away in December 1967 at 71 years old. Esmarilda was born on May 27, 1896. We are unaware of information about Esmarilda's immediate family. We know that Esmarilda Colvin had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16510.

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In 1896, in the year that Esmarilda Colvin was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1900, this person was merely 4 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1918, Esmarilda was 22 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1952, Esmarilda was 56 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, in the year of Esmarilda Colvin's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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