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Magdalena (Puetz) Brown (1891 - 1981)

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Magdalena (Puetz) Brown
1891 - 1981
Born
August 31, 1891
Death
June 1981
Last Known Residence
Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota 57385
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Magdalena (Puetz) Brown was born on August 31, 1891. Her maiden name is Puetz and she married into the Brown family. She died in June 1981 at 89 years old. We know that Magdalena (Puetz) Brown had been residing in Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota 57385.
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Magdalena (Puetz) Brown passed away in June 1981 at 89 years old. She was born on August 31, 1891. We have no information about Magdalena's family or relationships. We know that Magdalena (Puetz) Brown had been residing in Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota 57385.
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1891 - 1981 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Magdalena (Puetz) Brown was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1906, at the age of only 15 years old, Magdalena was alive when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1961, she was 70 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1976, Magdalena was 85 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1981, in the year of Magdalena (Puetz) Brown's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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