Sidney Brenner (1922 - 1968)

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Sidney Brenner
1922 - 1968
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February 20, 1922
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April 1968
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213
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Sidney Brenner was born on February 20, 1922. He died in April 1968 at age 46. We know that Sidney Brenner had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sidney Brenner died in April 1968 at 46 years old. He was born on February 20, 1922. We have no information about Sidney's family or relationships. We know that Sidney Brenner had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.

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In 1922, in the year that Sidney Brenner was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1937, at the age of merely 15 years old, Sidney was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1948, Sidney was 26 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1952, at the age of 30 years old, Sidney was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1968, in the year of Sidney Brenner's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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