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Betty Jean Alexander (1931 - 2003)

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Betty Jean Alexander
1931 - 2003
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June 8, 1931
Death
January 20, 2003
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48235
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Betty Jean Alexander was born on June 8, 1931. Betty Jean died on January 20, 2003 at age 71. We know that Betty Jean Alexander had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48235.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Betty Jean Alexander passed away on January 20, 2003 at 71 years old. Betty Jean was born on June 8, 1931. We have no information about Betty Jean's family or relationships. We know that Betty Jean Alexander had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48235.
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In 1931, in the year that Betty Jean Alexander was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1968, this person was 37 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1976, this person was 45 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1982, this person was 51 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1992, at the age of 61 years old, Betty Jean was alive when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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