Josephine Catherine Sparks (1922 - 2009)

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Centralia, Lewis County, Washington

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1922 - In the year that Josephine Catherine Sparks was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

1925 - She was merely 3 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1926 - She was merely 4 years old when 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%).

1985 - At the age of 63 years old, Josephine was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

1987 - She was 65 years old when 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 Catherine Sparks died on November 13, 2009 at 87 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on March 21, 1922. There is no information about Josephine's family. We know that Josephine Catherine Sparks had been residing in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington.

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