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Christine Sorensen (1889 - 1997)

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Christine Sorensen
1889 - 1997
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September 3, 1889
Death
March 3, 1997
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Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85715
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Christine Sorensen was born on September 3, 1889. She died on March 3, 1997 at age 107. We know that Christine Sorensen had been residing in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85715.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Christine Sorensen passed away on March 3, 1997 at 107 years of age. She was born on September 3, 1889. We have no information about Christine's family or relationships. We know that Christine Sorensen had been residing in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85715.
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In 1889, in the year that Christine Sorensen was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and F├╝hrer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

In 1951, at the age of 62 years old, Christine was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1965, by the time she was 76 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1988, when she was 99 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1997, in the year of Christine Sorensen's passing, 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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