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Alvin Cameron (1900 - 1979)

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Alvin Cameron
1900 - 1979
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October 16, 1900
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January 1979
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Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California 91401
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Alvin Cameron was born on October 16, 1900. He died in January 1979 at 78 years of age. We know that Alvin Cameron had been residing in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California 91401.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Alvin Cameron passed away in January 1979 at 78 years old. He was born on October 16, 1900. There is no information about Alvin's immediate family. We know that Alvin Cameron had been residing in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California 91401.
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In 1900, in the year that Alvin Cameron was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1936, by the time he was 36 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, by the time he was 44 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1965, at the age of 65 years old, Alvin was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1979, in the year of Alvin Cameron'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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