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Alvira Hill (1920 - 1983)

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Alvira Hill
1920 - 1983
Born
January 13, 1920
Death
May 1983
Last Known Residence
Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin 54166
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Alvira Hill of Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin was born on January 13, 1920, and died at age 63 years old in May 1983.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54642637

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Alvira Hill passed away at age 63 years old in May 1983. Alvira Hill of Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin was born on January 13, 1920.

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Alvira Hill lived 7 years shorter than the average Hill family member when they died at the age of 63.
The average age of a Hill family member is 70.
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In 1920, in the year that Alvira Hill was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1936, at the age of 16 years old, Alvira was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1948, at the age of 28 years old, Alvira was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1977, at the age of 57 years old, Alvira was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1983, in the year of Alvira Hill's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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