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Alvin Bollinger (1888 - 1966)

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Alvin Bollinger
1888 - 1966
Born
July 13, 1888
Death
July 1966
Last Known Residence
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana 46573
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Alvin Bollinger of Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana was born on July 13, 1888, and died at age 78 years old in July 1966.
Updated: October 8, 2011
Biography ID: 38268646

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Alvin Bollinger passed away at age 78 years old in July 1966. Alvin Bollinger of Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana was born on July 13, 1888.

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1888 - 1966 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Alvin Bollinger was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1907, he was 19 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1942, when he was 54 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1959, when he was 71 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1966, in the year of Alvin Bollinger's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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