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Alice Allen (1888 - 1979)

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Alice Allen
1888 - 1979
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July 2, 1888
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January 1979
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Petersburg, Petersburg City County, Virginia 23803
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Alice Allen was born on July 2, 1888. She died in January 1979 at age 90. We know that Alice Allen had been residing in Petersburg, Petersburg City County, Virginia 23803.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Alice Allen passed away in January 1979 at 90 years old. She was born on July 2, 1888. There is no information about Alice's family. We know that Alice Allen had been residing in Petersburg, Petersburg City County, Virginia 23803.
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In 1888, in the year that Alice Allen was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1927, Alice was 39 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1940, she was 52 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1958, when she was 70 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1979, in the year of Alice Allen's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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