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Irene O Semkowycz (1928 - 2004)

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Irene O Semkowycz
1928 - 2004
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April 25, 1928
Death
March 24, 2004
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60646
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Irene O Semkowycz was born on April 25, 1928. She died on March 24, 2004 at 75 years of age. We know that Irene O Semkowycz had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60646.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Irene O Semkowycz died on March 24, 2004 at age 75. She was born on April 25, 1928. There is no information about Irene's immediate family. We know that Irene O Semkowycz had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60646.
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In 1928, in the year that Irene O Semkowycz was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1939, at the age of just 11 years old, Irene was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1946, when she was 18 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1965, by the time she was 37 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1978, when she was 50 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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