Wencless Polkus (1920 - 1985)

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Wencless Polkus
1920 - 1985
March 16, 1920
December 1985
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243
Wencless Polkus was born on March 16, 1920. Wencless died in December 1985 at age 65. We know that Wencless Polkus had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.
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Wencless Polkus passed away in December 1985 at 65 years old. Wencless was born on March 16, 1920. There is no information about Wencless' immediate family. We know that Wencless Polkus had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.

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In 1920, in the year that Wencless Polkus was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1939, at the age of 19 years old, Wencless was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1948, when this person was 28 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1978, when this person was 58 years old, 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 1985, in the year of Wencless Polkus's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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