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Acel Rivers (1916 - 1994)

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Acel Rivers
1916 - 1994
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March 16, 1916
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October 10, 1994
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Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14605
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Acel Rivers was born on March 16, 1916. Acel died on October 10, 1994 at age 78. We know that Acel Rivers had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14605.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Acel Rivers died on October 10, 1994 at age 78. Acel was born on March 16, 1916. There is no information about Acel's family. We know that Acel Rivers had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14605.
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In 1916, in the year that Acel Rivers was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1934, by the time this person was 18 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1946, at the age of 30 years old, Acel was alive 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 1977, by the time this person was 61 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1994, in the year of Acel Rivers's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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