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Florence Lagnese (1922 - 1995)

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Florence Lagnese
1922 - 1995
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August 17, 1922
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April 16, 1995
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Bellmore, Nassau County, New York 11710
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Florence Lagnese was born on August 17, 1922. She died on April 16, 1995 at 72 years of age. We know that Florence Lagnese had been residing in Bellmore, Nassau County, New York 11710.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Florence Lagnese passed away on April 16, 1995 at 72 years of age. She was born on August 17, 1922. We have no information about Florence's family. We know that Florence Lagnese had been residing in Bellmore, Nassau County, New York 11710.
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1922 - 1995 World Events

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In 1922, in the year that Florence Lagnese was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1942, at the age of 20 years old, Florence was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1968, when she was 46 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1974, Florence was 52 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1995, in the year of Florence Lagnese's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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