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Dale Neilson (1924 - 1976)

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Dale Neilson
1924 - 1976
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November 16, 1924
Death
January 1976
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Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois 62010
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Dale Neilson was born on November 16, 1924. He died in January 1976 at age 51. We know that Dale Neilson had been residing in Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois 62010.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Dale Neilson died in January 1976 at age 51. He was born on November 16, 1924. There is no information about Dale's surviving family. We know that Dale Neilson had been residing in Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois 62010.
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In 1924, in the year that Dale Neilson was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1945, at the age of 21 years old, Dale was alive when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1958, by the time he was 34 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1967, he was 43 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1976, in the year of Dale Neilson's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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