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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, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1910, when she was just 5 years old, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1922, Magdalena was 17 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1988, by the time she was 83 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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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