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Irene Ruth Gescheidle (1926 - 2007)

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Irene Ruth Gescheidle
1926 - 2007
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February 1, 1926
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May 25, 2007
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78265
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Irene Ruth Gescheidle was born on February 1, 1926. She died on May 25, 2007 at 81 years old. We know that Irene Ruth Gescheidle had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78265.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Irene Ruth Gescheidle passed away on May 25, 2007 at age 81. She was born on February 1, 1926. We have no information about Irene's immediate family. We know that Irene Ruth Gescheidle had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78265.
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In 1926, in the year that Irene Ruth Gescheidle was born, 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 1931, by the time she was only 5 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1960, at the age of 34 years old, Irene was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1971, by the time she was 45 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1989, Irene was 63 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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