Alberta Short (1923 - 1999)

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Leland, Washington County, Mississippi

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1923 - In the year that Alberta Short was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1978 - At the age of 55 years old, Alberta 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.

1985 - At the age of 62 years old, Alberta was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

1989 - At the age of 66 years old, Alberta was alive when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

1999 - In the year of Alberta Short's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Alberta Short passed away on October 15, 1999 at 76 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on April 7, 1923. We are unaware of information about Alberta's family or relationships. We know that Alberta Short had been residing in Leland, Washington County, Mississippi.

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