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Alexander Cornel Preece (1905 - 1970)

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Alexander Cornel Preece
1905 - 1970
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1905
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1970
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Alexander Cornel Preece was born in 1905. He is the child of George Preece and Sarah Ballantine Preece. He died in 1970 in Kew, Australia at age 65.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Alexander Cornel Preece passed away in 1970 in Kew, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1905. He is the child of George Preece and Sarah Ballantine Preece.
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In 1905, in the year that Alexander Cornel Preece was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1923, when he was 18 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1948, at the age of 43 years old, Alexander was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1951, by the time he was 46 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1970, in the year of Alexander Cornel Preece's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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