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Kwai Hsian Mak (1915 - 2005)

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Kwai Hsian Mak
1915 - 2005
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April 9, 1915
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December 4, 2005
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New York, New York County, New York 10003
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Kwai Hsian Mak was born on April 9, 1915. Kwai Hsian died on December 4, 2005 at age 90. We know that Kwai Hsian Mak had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10003.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Kwai Hsian Mak passed away on December 4, 2005 at age 90. Kwai Hsian was born on April 9, 1915. There is no information about Kwai Hsian's family or relationships. We know that Kwai Hsian Mak had been residing in New York, New York County, New York 10003.
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In 1915, in the year that Kwai Hsian Mak was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1923, by the time this person was only 8 years old, 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 1969, Kwai Hsian was 54 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1975, Kwai Hsian was 60 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 1981, Kwai Hsian was 66 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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