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Alpha Singleton (1895 - 1978)

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Alpha Singleton
1895 - 1978
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May 27, 1895
Death
March 1978
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De Leon, Comanche County, Texas 76444
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Alpha Singleton was born on May 27, 1895. Alpha died in March 1978 at age 82. We know that Alpha Singleton had been residing in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas 76444.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Alpha Singleton passed away in March 1978 at 82 years old. Alpha was born on May 27, 1895. We have no information about Alpha's immediate family. We know that Alpha Singleton had been residing in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas 76444.
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In 1895, in the year that Alpha Singleton was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1946, Alpha was 51 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, Alpha was 60 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1961, Alpha was 66 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1978, in the year of Alpha Singleton's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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