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Margaret Picerno (1914 - 1975)

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Margaret Picerno
1914 - 1975
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April 19, 1914
Death
October 1975
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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02909
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Margaret Picerno was born on April 19, 1914. She died in October 1975 at 61 years old. We know that Margaret Picerno had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02909.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Margaret Picerno passed away in October 1975 at 61 years old. She was born on April 19, 1914. We have no information about Margaret's family or relationships. We know that Margaret Picerno had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02909.
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In 1914, in the year that Margaret Picerno was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1937, by the time she was 23 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1951, she was 37 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1963, by the time she was 49 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1975, in the year of Margaret Picerno's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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