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Sylvia F Stasko (1923 - 1998)

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Sylvia F Stasko
1923 - 1998
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May 15, 1923
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March 25, 1998
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Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01570
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Sylvia F Stasko was born on May 15, 1923. She died on March 25, 1998 at 74 years old. We know that Sylvia F Stasko had been residing in Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01570.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Sylvia F Stasko died on March 25, 1998 at 74 years of age. She was born on May 15, 1923. We have no information about Sylvia's immediate family. We know that Sylvia F Stasko had been residing in Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01570.
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In 1923, in the year that Sylvia F Stasko was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1934, she was only 11 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1954, at the age of 31 years old, Sylvia was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1988, Sylvia was 65 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1998, in the year of Sylvia F Stasko'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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