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Arline Bruce (1899 - 1973)

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Arline Bruce
1899 - 1973
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August 27, 1899
Death
April 1973
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60621
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Arline Bruce was born on August 27, 1899. She died in April 1973 at 73 years of age. We know that Arline Bruce had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60621.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Arline Bruce died in April 1973 at 73 years old. She was born on August 27, 1899. There is no information about Arline's immediate family. We know that Arline Bruce had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60621.
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In 1899, in the year that Arline Bruce was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1914, she was just 15 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1949, Arline was 50 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1957, by the time she was 58 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1973, in the year of Arline Bruce's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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