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Joseph Picerno (1905 - 1929)

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Joseph Picerno
1905 - 1929
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c. 1905
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May 19, 1929
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Joseph Picerno was born c. 1905. He died on May 19, 1929 in New York United States at 24 years of age.
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Joseph Picerno died on May 19, 1929 in New York United States at 24 years of age. He was born c. 1905. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships.
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In 1905, in the year that Joseph Picerno was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1910, he was just 5 years old when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1929, in the year of Joseph Picerno's passing, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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