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Melva A Roth (1915 - 2008)

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Melva A Roth
1915 - 2008
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May 18, 1915
Death
February 3, 2008
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin 54494
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Melva A Roth was born on May 18, 1915. She died on February 3, 2008 at 92 years old. We know that Melva A Roth had been residing in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin 54494.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Melva A Roth passed away on February 3, 2008 at 92 years of age. She was born on May 18, 1915. We have no information about Melva's family or relationships. We know that Melva A Roth had been residing in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin 54494.
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In 1915, in the year that Melva A Roth was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1920, she was only 5 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1935, when she was 20 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1941, Melva was 26 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1984, at the age of 69 years old, Melva was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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