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Alexander James Pattie (1913 - 1984)

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Alexander James Pattie
1913 - 1984
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1913
Ballarat
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1984
Williamstown
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Alexander James Pattie was born in 1913 at Ballarat. He is the child of Margaret Ann Pattie (Loader) and George Edwin Pattie, with sibling Ronald. He died in 1984 at Williamstown at 71 years of age.
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Alexander James Pattie passed away in 1984 at Williamstown at 71 years old. He was born in 1913 at Ballarat. He is the child of Margaret Ann Pattie (Loader) and George Edwin Pattie, with sibling Ronald.
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In 1913, in the year that Alexander James Pattie was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, he was only 15 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1946, at the age of 33 years old, Alexander 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 1961, he was 48 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1984, in the year of Alexander James Pattie's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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