Ditlevine Robinson (1899 - 1984)

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Ditlevine Robinson
1899 - 1984
October 22, 1899
January 1984
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Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia 22307
Ditlevine Robinson was born on October 22, 1899. Ditlevine died in January 1984 at 84 years old. We know that Ditlevine Robinson had been residing in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia 22307.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Ditlevine Robinson passed away in January 1984 at 84 years of age. Ditlevine was born on October 22, 1899. We are unaware of information about Ditlevine's family. We know that Ditlevine Robinson had been residing in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia 22307.

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In 1899, in the year that Ditlevine Robinson was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1902, Ditlevine was merely 3 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1912, at the age of only 13 years old, Ditlevine was alive when Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1938, at the age of 39 years old, Ditlevine was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1984, in the year of Ditlevine Robinson's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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