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Alkih Collins (1873 - 1962)

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Alkih Collins
1873 - 1962
Born
April 11, 1873
Death
October 1962
Last Known Residence
North Carolina
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Alkih Collins of North Carolina was born on April 11, 1873, and died at age 89 years old in October 1962.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39134424

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Alkih Collins passed away at age 89 years old in October 1962. Alkih Collins of North Carolina was born on April 11, 1873.

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Alkih Collins lived 19 years longer than the average Collins family member when they died at the age of 89.
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1873 - 1962 World Events

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In 1873, in the year that Alkih Collins was born, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1893, when this person was 20 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1943, at the age of 70 years old, Alkih was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1950, at the age of 77 years old, Alkih was alive when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1962, in the year of Alkih Collins's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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