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Algie Norton (1888 - 1982)

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Algie Norton
1888 - 1982
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February 24, 1888
Death
September 1982
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Dillard, Rabun County, Georgia 30537
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Algie Norton was born on February 24, 1888. Algie died in September 1982 at age 94. We know that Algie Norton had been residing in Dillard, Rabun County, Georgia 30537.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Algie Norton died in September 1982 at 94 years of age. Algie was born on February 24, 1888. We are unaware of information about Algie's immediate family. We know that Algie Norton had been residing in Dillard, Rabun County, Georgia 30537.
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In 1888, in the year that Algie Norton was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1906, Algie was 18 years old when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1941, at the age of 53 years old, Algie was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1969, by the time this person was 81 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1982, in the year of Algie Norton's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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