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Alf E Algrim (1912 - 2006)

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Alf E Algrim
1912 - 2006
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May 5, 1912
Death
August 20, 2006
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Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin 53536
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Alf E Algrim was born on May 5, 1912. He died on August 20, 2006 at age 94. We know that Alf E Algrim had been residing in Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin 53536.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Alf E Algrim passed away on August 20, 2006 at 94 years old. He was born on May 5, 1912. There is no information about Alf's immediate family. We know that Alf E Algrim had been residing in Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin 53536.
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In 1912, in the year that Alf E Algrim was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1924, at the age of only 12 years old, Alf was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1948, at the age of 36 years old, Alf 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 1956, at the age of 44 years old, Alf was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1989, at the age of 77 years old, Alf 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%.

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