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Maude Peck (1893 - 1975)

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Maude Peck
1893 - 1975
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March 19, 1893
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November 1975
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Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois 62656
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Maude Peck was born on March 19, 1893. She died in November 1975 at age 82. We know that Maude Peck had been residing in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois 62656.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Maude Peck passed away in November 1975 at age 82. She was born on March 19, 1893. We have no information about Maude's family. We know that Maude Peck had been residing in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois 62656.
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In 1893, in the year that Maude Peck 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.

In 1926, at the age of 33 years old, Maude was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1937, when she was 44 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1940, at the age of 47 years old, Maude was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1975, in the year of Maude Peck'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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