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Magdalena Serwo (1905 - 1996)

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Magdalena Serwo
1905 - 1996
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July 22, 1905
Death
December 25, 1996
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19116
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Magdalena Serwo was born on July 22, 1905. She died on December 25, 1996 at 91 years of age. We know that Magdalena Serwo had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19116.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Magdalena Serwo died on December 25, 1996 at 91 years old. She was born on July 22, 1905. We have no information about Magdalena's surviving family. We know that Magdalena Serwo had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19116.
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In 1905, in the year that Magdalena Serwo was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1926, when she was 21 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1961, she was 56 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1987, Magdalena was 82 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1996, in the year of Magdalena Serwo's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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