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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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In 1905, in the year that Laura Picerni was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1910, she was merely 5 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1952, when she was 47 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, by the time she was 62 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1979, in the year of Laura Picerni's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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