Sylvia Verkowsky (1908 - 1994)

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Sylvia Verkowsky
1908 - 1994
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September 13, 1908
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March 16, 1994
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19602
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Sylvia Verkowsky was born on September 13, 1908. She died on March 16, 1994 at 85 years of age. We know that Sylvia Verkowsky had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19602.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sylvia Verkowsky passed away on March 16, 1994 at 85 years of age. She was born on September 13, 1908. We are unaware of information about Sylvia's immediate family. We know that Sylvia Verkowsky had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19602.

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In 1908, in the year that Sylvia Verkowsky was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1935, Sylvia was 27 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1956, by the time she was 48 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1988, she was 80 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 1994, in the year of Sylvia Verkowsky'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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