Veronica R Dembinski (1916 - 1993)

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Veronica R Dembinski
1916 - 1993
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February 13, 1916
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June 23, 1993
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Veronica R Dembinski was born on February 13, 1916. She died on June 23, 1993 at age 77. We know that Veronica R Dembinski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Veronica R Dembinski died on June 23, 1993 at 77 years old. She was born on February 13, 1916. We are unaware of information about Veronica's family. We know that Veronica R Dembinski had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1916, in the year that Veronica R Dembinski was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1952, Veronica was 36 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, when she was 51 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1988, at the age of 72 years old, Veronica was alive 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 1993, in the year of Veronica R Dembinski's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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