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Alvena Soterin (1904 - 1979)

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Alvena Soterin
1904 - 1979
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February 8, 1904
Death
April 1979
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Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska 68959
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Alvena Soterin was born on February 8, 1904. She died in April 1979 at age 75. We know that Alvena Soterin had been residing in Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska 68959.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Alvena Soterin passed away in April 1979 at age 75. She was born on February 8, 1904. There is no information about Alvena's family. We know that Alvena Soterin had been residing in Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska 68959.
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In 1904, in the year that Alvena Soterin was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1948, when she was 44 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1954, Alvena was 50 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1967, Alvena was 63 years old when 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 1979, in the year of Alvena Soterin's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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