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Mircea Ionescu (1922 - 1998)

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Mircea Ionescu
1922 - 1998
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September 5, 1922
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May 1, 1998
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19601
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Mircea Ionescu was born on September 5, 1922. He died on May 1, 1998 at age 75. We know that Mircea Ionescu had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19601.
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Mircea Ionescu passed away on May 1, 1998 at 75 years old. He was born on September 5, 1922. There is no information about Mircea's family or relationships. We know that Mircea Ionescu had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19601.
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In 1922, in the year that Mircea Ionescu was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1932, he was only 10 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1945, at the age of 23 years old, Mircea was alive when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1984, at the age of 62 years old, Mircea was alive 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 1998, in the year of Mircea Ionescu's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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