Alice Soskin (1909 - 1987)

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Mulberry, Polk County, Florida

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1909 - In the year that Alice Soskin was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

1913 - At the age of just 4 years old, Alice was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1928 - By the time she was 19 years old, 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.

1948 - At the age of 39 years old, Alice was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1987 - In the year of Alice Soskin's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Alice Soskin died in March 1987 at 77 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on May 31, 1909. We have no information about Alice's family or relationships. We know that Alice Soskin had been residing in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida.

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