Sylvia B Daras (1926 - 2004)

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Sylvia B Daras
1926 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvia B Daras was born on October 20, 1926. She died on February 15, 2004 at 77 years of age. We know that Sylvia B Daras had been residing in Accokeek, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20607.


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Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Section D L1 Row 3 Site 2, 11301 Crain Highway, in Cheltenham, Maryland 20623



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Sylvia B Daras died on February 15, 2004 at age 77. She was buried in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Section D L1 Row 3 Site 2, Cheltenham, Maryland. She was born on October 20, 1926. We are unaware of information about Sylvia's family. We know that Sylvia B Daras had been residing in Accokeek, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20607.
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1926 - 2004 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Sylvia B Daras was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1930, by the time she was only 4 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1957, Sylvia was 31 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1966, she was 40 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1996, she was 70 years old when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Beatrice Daras
Dec 23, 1922 - June 1981
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L Daras
Aug 7, 1933 - January 1988
Frank T. Daras Jr
Born: around 1961
Tandy L. (Weare) Daras
Born: around 1965
Alex Daras
around 1888 - Jun 21, 1947
Margaret Daras
around 1841 - Oct 20, 1911
Vasiliki Daras
around 1920  - Dec 20, 1920
George Daras
Sep 29, 1927 - Apr 24, 1988
Michael Steven Daras
May 22, 1939 - Jan 1, 1965
George A Daras
Feb 14, 1920 - Sep 15, 1962

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