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Laura Picerni (1905 - 1979)

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Laura Picerni
1905 - 1979
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October 30, 1905
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August 1979
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230
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Laura Picerni was born on October 30, 1905. She died in August 1979 at 73 years old. We know that Laura Picerni had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Laura Picerni died in August 1979 at 73 years of age. She was born on October 30, 1905. There is no information about Laura's family or relationships. We know that Laura Picerni had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230.
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1905 - 1979 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Laura Picerni was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1913, she was merely 8 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1948, she was 43 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1953, she was 48 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1979, in the year of Laura Picerni's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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