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Florence Maruna (1910 - 1994)

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Florence Maruna
1910 - 1994
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September 12, 1910
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July 17, 1994
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44124
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Florence Maruna was born on September 12, 1910. She died on July 17, 1994 at 83 years old. We know that Florence Maruna had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44124.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Florence Maruna passed away on July 17, 1994 at age 83. She was born on September 12, 1910. We are unaware of information about Florence's surviving family. We know that Florence Maruna had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44124.
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In 1910, in the year that Florence Maruna was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1932, she was 22 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, Florence was 33 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1954, she was 44 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1994, in the year of Florence Maruna's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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