Sam J Criscione (1913 - 1996)

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Sam J Criscione
1913 - 1996
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February 26, 1913
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January 14, 1996
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Sam J Criscione was born on February 26, 1913. He died on January 14, 1996 at 82 years of age. We know that Sam J Criscione had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
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Sam J Criscione died on January 14, 1996 at 82 years of age. He was born on February 26, 1913. There is no information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam J Criscione had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1913, in the year that Sam J Criscione was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1920, when he was merely 7 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1955, when he was 42 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1979, he was 66 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1996, in the year of Sam J Criscione'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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