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Magdalena Alt (1907 - 1995)

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Magdalena Alt
1907 - 1995
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October 14, 1907
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January 13, 1995
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19607
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Magdalena Alt was born on October 14, 1907. She died on January 13, 1995 at 87 years old. We know that Magdalena Alt had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19607.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Magdalena Alt passed away on January 13, 1995 at 87 years old. She was born on October 14, 1907. There is no information about Magdalena's family or relationships. We know that Magdalena Alt had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19607.
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In 1907, in the year that Magdalena Alt was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1932, she was 25 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1944, when she was 37 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1951, Magdalena was 44 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1995, in the year of Magdalena Alt'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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