Josephine Brasso (1899 - 1987)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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1899 - In the year that Josephine Brasso was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1926 - By the time she was 27 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1940 - When she was 41 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1947 - Josephine was 48 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1987 - In the year of Josephine Brasso's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Josephine Brasso passed away in March 1987 at age 87. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on March 19, 1899. We are unaware of information about Josephine's immediate family. We know that Josephine Brasso had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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