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Beryl S Mcalister (1920 - 2011)

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Beryl S Mcalister
1920 - 2011
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August 23, 1920
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July 10, 2011
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Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301
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Beryl S Mcalister was born on August 23, 1920. She died on July 10, 2011 at 90 years of age. We know that Beryl S Mcalister had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Beryl S Mcalister died on July 10, 2011 at age 90. She was born on August 23, 1920. There is no information about Beryl's family or relationships. We know that Beryl S Mcalister had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
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In 1920, in the year that Beryl S Mcalister was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1943, by the time she was 23 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, she was 32 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1975, at the age of 55 years old, Beryl was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1997, she was 77 years old when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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