Viola Gustafson (1912 - 1998)

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Viola Gustafson
1912 - 1998
May 5, 1912
February 12, 1998
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Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio 44507
Viola Gustafson was born on May 5, 1912. She died on February 12, 1998 at 85 years old. We know that Viola Gustafson had been residing in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio 44507.
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Viola Gustafson passed away on February 12, 1998 at 85 years old. She was born on May 5, 1912. There is no information about Viola's immediate family. We know that Viola Gustafson had been residing in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio 44507.

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In 1912, in the year that Viola Gustafson was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1936, at the age of 24 years old, Viola was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1955, Viola was 43 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1988, at the age of 76 years old, Viola was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1998, in the year of Viola Gustafson's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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