Modesta Ferranti (1894 - 1987)

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Modesta Ferranti
1894 - 1987
June 14, 1894
February 1987
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Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey 08110
Modesta Ferranti was born on June 14, 1894. She died in February 1987 at age 92. We know that Modesta Ferranti had been residing in Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey 08110.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Modesta Ferranti died in February 1987 at 92 years old. She was born on June 14, 1894. There is no information about Modesta's surviving family. We know that Modesta Ferranti had been residing in Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey 08110.

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In 1894, in the year that Modesta Ferranti was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1928, she was 34 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1939, at the age of 45 years old, Modesta was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1947, when she was 53 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1987, in the year of Modesta Ferranti's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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