Alex Kreeger (1892 - 1987)

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1892 - In the year that Alex Kreeger was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

1904 - Alex was just 12 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

1905 - Alex was just 13 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1929 - At the age of 37 years old, Alex was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1987 - In the year of Alex Kreeger's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Alex Kreeger passed away in July 1987 at 95 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on March 28, 1892. We have no information about Alex's family or relationships. We know that Alex Kreeger had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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