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Margaret Picerno (1916 - 1996)

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Margaret Picerno
1916 - 1996
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February 15, 1916
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June 18, 1996
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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02909
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Margaret Picerno was born on February 15, 1916. She died on June 18, 1996 at 80 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 died on June 18, 1996 at 80 years of age. She was born on February 15, 1916. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret Picerno had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 02909.
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In 1916, in the year that Margaret Picerno was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1925, Margaret was merely 9 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1945, Margaret was 29 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1982, when she was 66 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1996, in the year of Margaret Picerno'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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