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Alva W Long Jr (1931 - 2012)

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Alva W Long Jr
1931 - 2012
Born
June 8, 1931
Death
September 28, 2012
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Alva W Long Jr was born on June 8, 1931, and died at age 81 years old on September 28, 2012. Alva Long was buried at Missouri Veterans Cemetery At Bloomfield Section K Row 16 Site 727 17357 Stars And Stripes Way, in Bloomfield, Missouri. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alva W Long Jr.
Updated: August 25, 2013
Biography ID: 126492928

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Alva Long passed away at age 81 years old on September 28, 2012, and was buried at Missouri Veterans Cemetery At Bloomfield Section K Row 16 Site 727 17357 Stars And Stripes Way, in Bloomfield, Missouri. Alva W Long Jr was born on June 8, 1931. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alva W Long Jr.

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Alva W Long Jr lived 9 years longer than the average Long family member when he died at the age of 81.
The average age of a Long family member is 72.
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In 1931, in the year that Alva W Long Jr was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1947, at the age of 16 years old, Alva was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1967, by the time he was 36 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1978, at the age of 47 years old, Alva was alive when 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.

In 1990, Alva was 59 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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