Genevieve T August (1911 - 1993)

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Genevieve T August
1911 - 1993
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October 19, 1911
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October 14, 1993
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Genevieve T August was born on October 19, 1911. She died on October 14, 1993 at 81 years of age. We know that Genevieve T August had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Genevieve T August passed away on October 14, 1993 at age 81. She was born on October 19, 1911. There is no information about Genevieve's family. We know that Genevieve T August had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1911, in the year that Genevieve T August was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1958, when she was 47 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1969, at the age of 58 years old, Genevieve was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1981, she was 70 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1993, in the year of Genevieve T August's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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