John Alven (1920 - 1987)

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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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1920 - In the year that John Alven was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

1927 - John was only 7 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1931 - He was merely 11 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1945 - When he was 25 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1987 - In the year of John Alven'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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John Alven died in April 1987 at 67 years old. There is no listed cause of death for John. He was born on February 13, 1920. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John Alven had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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