Eli Dorsey (1905 - 1987)

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Eli Dorsey
1905 - 1987
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April 20, 1905
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January 1987
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98122
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Eli Dorsey was born on April 20, 1905. He died in January 1987 at 81 years old. We know that Eli Dorsey had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98122.
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Eli Dorsey died in January 1987 at 81 years of age. He was born on April 20, 1905. We are unaware of information about Eli's surviving family. We know that Eli Dorsey had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98122.

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In 1905, in the year that Eli Dorsey was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1914, when he was merely 9 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1940, Eli was 35 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1975, he was 70 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1987, in the year of Eli Dorsey's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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