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Cisro Pierce (1888 - 1969)

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Cisro Pierce
1888 - 1969
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October 10, 1888
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August 1969
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623
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Cisro Pierce was born on October 10, 1888. Cisro died in August 1969 at 80 years old. We know that Cisro Pierce had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Cisro Pierce passed away in August 1969 at 80 years old. Cisro was born on October 10, 1888. We are unaware of information about Cisro's immediate family. We know that Cisro Pierce had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623.
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In 1888, in the year that Cisro Pierce was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1890, Cisro was merely 2 years old when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1939, Cisro was 51 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1956, by the time this person was 68 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1969, in the year of Cisro Pierce's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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