Alma Bonneville (1906 - 1983)

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Alma Bonneville
1906 - 1983
February 15, 1906
January 1983
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Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613
Alma Bonneville was born on February 15, 1906. She died in January 1983 at 76 years of age. We know that Alma Bonneville had been residing in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Alma Bonneville passed away in January 1983 at 76 years old. She was born on February 15, 1906. We are unaware of information about Alma's family. We know that Alma Bonneville had been residing in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland 21613.

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In 1906, in the year that Alma Bonneville was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1949, she was 43 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1957, Alma was 51 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1970, when she was 64 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1983, in the year of Alma Bonneville's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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