Vera Duwa

(1894 - 1987)

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Vera Duwa
1894 - 1987
Born
June 12, 1894
Death
August 1987
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Kalona, Washington County, Iowa 52247
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Vera Duwa was born on June 12, 1894. She died in August 1987 at 93 years old. We know that Vera Duwa had been residing in Kalona, Washington County, Iowa 52247.
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Vera Duwa passed away in August 1987 at 93 years of age. She was born on June 12, 1894. There is no information about Vera's immediate family. We know that Vera Duwa had been residing in Kalona, Washington County, Iowa 52247.

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In 1894, in the year that Vera Duwa was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1926, by the time she was 32 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1946, she was 52 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1968, by the time she was 74 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1987, in the year of Vera Duwa's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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