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Giannoula Katsigiannis (1884 - 1985)

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Giannoula Katsigiannis
1884 - 1985
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October 23, 1884
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December 1985
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19606
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Giannoula Katsigiannis was born on October 23, 1884. Giannoula died in December 1985 at 101 years old. We know that Giannoula Katsigiannis had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19606.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Giannoula Katsigiannis died in December 1985 at age 101. Giannoula was born on October 23, 1884. There is no information about Giannoula's surviving family. We know that Giannoula Katsigiannis had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19606.
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In 1884, in the year that Giannoula Katsigiannis was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1926, at the age of 42 years old, Giannoula was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1959, Giannoula was 75 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1962, at the age of 78 years old, Giannoula was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1985, in the year of Giannoula Katsigiannis's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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