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Gerald Mills (1904 - 1975)

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Gerald Mills
1904 - 1975
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June 30, 1904
Death
October 1975
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Pleasant Valley, Scott County, Iowa 52767
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Gerald Mills was born on June 30, 1904. He died in October 1975 at 71 years of age. We know that Gerald Mills had been residing in Pleasant Valley, Scott County, Iowa 52767.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Gerald Mills died in October 1975 at age 71. He was born on June 30, 1904. There is no information about Gerald's surviving family. We know that Gerald Mills had been residing in Pleasant Valley, Scott County, Iowa 52767.
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In 1904, in the year that Gerald Mills was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1923, Gerald was 19 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1934, he was 30 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1956, by the time he was 52 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1975, in the year of Gerald Mills's passing, 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.

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