Melva Beatrice Koetsveld (1911 - 1972)

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Melva Beatrice Koetsveld
1911 - 1972
Dandenong, Australia
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Dandenong, Australia
Melva Beatrice Koetsveld was born in 1911. She was born to Luxford Freder Koetsveld and Ethel Maude Cropper Koetsveld. She died in 1972 in Dandenong, Australia at 61 years old.
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Melva Beatrice Koetsveld died in 1972 in Dandenong, Australia at 61 years old. She was born in 1911. She was born to Luxford Freder Koetsveld and Ethel Maude Cropper Koetsveld.

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In 1911, in the year that Melva Beatrice Koetsveld was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1946, at the age of 35 years old, Melva was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1951, by the time she was 40 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1969, at the age of 58 years old, Melva was alive 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 1972, in the year of Melva Beatrice Koetsveld's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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