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Samuel J Ognibene (1916 - 2000)

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Samuel J Ognibene
1916 - 2000
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November 12, 1916
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June 10, 2000
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Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14606
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Samuel J Ognibene was born on November 12, 1916. He died on June 10, 2000 at 83 years old. We know that Samuel J Ognibene had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14606.
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Samuel J Ognibene passed away on June 10, 2000 at 83 years of age. He was born on November 12, 1916. We have no information about Samuel's surviving family. We know that Samuel J Ognibene had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14606.
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In 1916, in the year that Samuel J Ognibene 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 1945, Samuel was 29 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1978, by the time he was 62 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1980, at the age of 64 years old, Samuel was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1995, he was 79 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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