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Velma S Sanger (1922 - 2011)

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Velma S Sanger
1922 - 2011
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November 26, 1922
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March 11, 2011
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Centreville, Queen Annes County, Maryland 21617
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Velma S Sanger was born on November 26, 1922. She died on March 11, 2011 at 88 years old. We know that Velma S Sanger had been residing in Centreville, Queen Annes County, Maryland 21617.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Velma S Sanger passed away on March 11, 2011 at 88 years of age. She was born on November 26, 1922. We have no information about Velma's surviving family. We know that Velma S Sanger had been residing in Centreville, Queen Annes County, Maryland 21617.
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In 1922, in the year that Velma S Sanger was born, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1931, at the age of just 9 years old, Velma was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, at the age of 37 years old, Velma was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1963, she was 41 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1988, by the time she was 66 years old, 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.

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