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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.
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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 1935, at the age of 30 years old, Magdalena was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1958, at the age of 53 years old, Magdalena was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1984, Magdalena was 79 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1996, in the year of Magdalena Serwo's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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