Florence Alfes (1893 - 1987)

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Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio

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1893 - In the year that Florence Alfes was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1901 - She was only 8 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

1947 - When she was 54 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1979 - When she was 86 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1987 - In the year of Florence Alfes's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Florence Alfes passed away in April 1987 at 93 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Florence. She was born on October 25, 1893. We are unaware of information about Florence's family. We know that Florence Alfes had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.

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