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Lewis E Picerno (1910 - 1995)

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Lewis E Picerno
1910 - 1995
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April 9, 1910
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June 10, 1995
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Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920
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Lewis E Picerno was born on April 9, 1910. He died on June 10, 1995 at 85 years of age. We know that Lewis E Picerno had been residing in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Lewis E Picerno died on June 10, 1995 at 85 years of age. He was born on April 9, 1910. We are unaware of information about Lewis' family or relationships. We know that Lewis E Picerno had been residing in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 02920.
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In 1910, in the year that Lewis E Picerno was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1939, Lewis was 29 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1951, at the age of 41 years old, Lewis was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1975, Lewis was 65 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1995, in the year of Lewis E Picerno's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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