Alva Owens

(1903 - 1971)

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Alva Owens
1903 - 1971
Born
April 17, 1903
Death
May 1971
Last Known Residence
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81501
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Alva Owens was born on April 17, 1903. He died in May 1971 at age 68. We know that Alva Owens had been residing in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81501.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Alva Owens passed away in May 1971 at 68 years old. He was born on April 17, 1903. We are unaware of information about Alva's immediate family. We know that Alva Owens had been residing in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado 81501.

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In 1903, in the year that Alva Owens was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1915, he was only 12 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1929, at the age of 26 years old, Alva was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1944, at the age of 41 years old, Alva was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1971, in the year of Alva Owens's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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