Alfred Percival (1917 - 1984)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1917 - In the year that Alfred Percival was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

1929 - He was merely 12 years old 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.

1945 - Alfred was 28 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1972 - When he was 55 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

1984 - In the year of Alfred Percival's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Alfred Percival died in November 1984 at 66 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Alfred. He was born on November 5, 1917. We have no information about Alfred's family. We know that Alfred Percival had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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