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Mercedes D Simkovic (1916 - 1996)

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Mercedes D Simkovic
1916 - 1996
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April 11, 1916
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January 28, 1996
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Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15320
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Mercedes D Simkovic was born on April 11, 1916. She died on January 28, 1996 at 79 years old. We know that Mercedes D Simkovic had been residing in Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15320.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Mercedes D Simkovic passed away on January 28, 1996 at age 79. She was born on April 11, 1916. There is no information about Mercedes' family or relationships. We know that Mercedes D Simkovic had been residing in Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15320.
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In 1916, in the year that Mercedes D Simkovic was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1967, by the time she was 51 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1976, by the time she was 60 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1986, she was 70 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1996, in the year of Mercedes D Simkovic'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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