Dorothea Allen (1899 - 1978)

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Dorothea Allen
1899 - 1978
December 18, 1899
February 1978
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Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619
Dorothea Allen was born on December 18, 1899. She died in February 1978 at 78 years old. We know that Dorothea Allen had been residing in Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619.
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Dorothea Allen died in February 1978 at age 78. She was born on December 18, 1899. There is no information about Dorothea's family. We know that Dorothea Allen had been residing in Groves, Jefferson County, Texas 77619.

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In 1899, in the year that Dorothea Allen was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1906, at the age of only 7 years old, Dorothea was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1921, Dorothea was 22 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1952, when she was 53 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1978, in the year of Dorothea Allen's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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