Duncan Mclaren Allan (1888 - 1940)

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Duncan Mclaren Allan
1888 - 1940
c. 1888
September 18, 1940
Duncan Mclaren Allan was born c. 1888. He died on September 18, 1940 at 52 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Duncan Mclaren Allan
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Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. in United Kingdom
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Rank: Second Officer
Regiment: Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: S.s. Magdalena (west Hartlepool)

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Duncan Mclaren Allan died on September 18, 1940 at 52 years old. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1888. We are unaware of information about Duncan's family or relationships.

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In 1888, in the year that Duncan Mclaren Allan 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 1908, at the age of 20 years old, Duncan was alive when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1917, at the age of 29 years old, Duncan was alive when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1926, by the time he was 38 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1940, in the year of Duncan Mclaren Allan's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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