Alvin Rabe (1892 - 1968)

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Alvin Rabe
1892 - 1968
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September 26, 1892
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August 1968
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15210
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Alvin Rabe was born on September 26, 1892. He died in August 1968 at age 75. We know that Alvin Rabe had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15210.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Alvin Rabe passed away in August 1968 at 75 years of age. He was born on September 26, 1892. There is no information about Alvin's family. We know that Alvin Rabe had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15210.

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In 1892, in the year that Alvin Rabe was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1907, at the age of just 15 years old, Alvin was alive when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1912, he was 20 years old when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1953, he was 61 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1968, in the year of Alvin Rabe's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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