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Sayra Epstein (1905 - 1994)

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Sayra Epstein
1905 - 1994
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December 22, 1905
Death
April 1994
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19111
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Sayra Epstein was born on December 22, 1905. Sayra died in April 1994 at age 88. We know that Sayra Epstein had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19111.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Sayra Epstein died in April 1994 at age 88. Sayra was born on December 22, 1905. We are unaware of information about Sayra's immediate family. We know that Sayra Epstein had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19111.
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In 1905, in the year that Sayra Epstein was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1955, Sayra was 50 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1974, by the time this person was 69 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1981, at the age of 76 years old, Sayra was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1994, in the year of Sayra Epstein's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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