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Ghlea Bollinger (1897 - 1983)

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Ghlea Bollinger
1897 - 1983
Born
September 21, 1897
Death
March 1983
Last Known Residence
Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520
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Ghlea Bollinger of Canton, Fulton County, Illinois was born on September 21, 1897, and died at age 85 years old in March 1983.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 48644390

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Ghlea Bollinger passed away at age 85 years old in March 1983. Ghlea Bollinger of Canton, Fulton County, Illinois was born on September 21, 1897.

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Ghlea Bollinger lived 11 years longer than the average Bollinger family member when they died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Bollinger family member is 74.
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In 1897, in the year that Ghlea Bollinger was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1902, Ghlea was only 5 years old when the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1920, when this person was 23 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1943, at the age of 46 years old, Ghlea was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1983, in the year of Ghlea Bollinger's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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