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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 1941, Florence was 19 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1968, Florence was 46 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1980, by the time she was 58 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1995, in the year of Florence Lagnese's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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