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Sylvia Buxbaum (1904 - 1998)

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Sylvia Buxbaum
1904 - 1998
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November 23, 1904
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December 14, 1998
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Merrick, Nassau County, New York 11566
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Sylvia Buxbaum was born on November 23, 1904. She died on December 14, 1998 at 94 years old. We know that Sylvia Buxbaum had been residing in Merrick, Nassau County, New York 11566.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Sylvia Buxbaum passed away on December 14, 1998 at 94 years old. She was born on November 23, 1904. There is no information about Sylvia's family. We know that Sylvia Buxbaum had been residing in Merrick, Nassau County, New York 11566.
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In 1904, in the year that Sylvia Buxbaum was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1928, Sylvia was 24 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1933, at the age of 29 years old, Sylvia was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1969, Sylvia was 65 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1998, in the year of Sylvia Buxbaum's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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