Virginia Winnen (1909 - 1986)

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Virginia Winnen
1909 - 1986
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November 10, 1909
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February 1986
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Virginia Winnen was born on November 10, 1909. She died in February 1986 at age 76. We know that Virginia Winnen had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Virginia Winnen passed away in February 1986 at 76 years of age. She was born on November 10, 1909. There is no information about Virginia's family or relationships. We know that Virginia Winnen had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1909, in the year that Virginia Winnen was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1929, she was 20 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1941, when she was 32 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1978, at the age of 69 years old, Virginia was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1986, in the year of Virginia Winnen's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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