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Josephine Dolonza (1894 - 1968)

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Josephine Dolonza
1894 - 1968
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July 5, 1894
Death
April 1968
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Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19401
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Josephine Dolonza was born on July 5, 1894. She died in April 1968 at 73 years old. We know that Josephine Dolonza had been residing in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19401.
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Josephine Dolonza died in April 1968 at age 73. She was born on July 5, 1894. We have no information about Josephine's family or relationships. We know that Josephine Dolonza had been residing in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19401.
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In 1894, in the year that Josephine Dolonza was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1938, at the age of 44 years old, Josephine was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, she was 50 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1950, when she was 56 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1968, in the year of Josephine Dolonza's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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