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Merlien Peterson (1917 - 2005)

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Merlien Peterson
1917 - 2005
Born
November 6, 1917
Death
June 4, 2005
Last Known Residence
Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois 61071
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Merlien Peterson of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on November 6, 1917, and died at age 87 years old on June 4, 2005.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 46486490

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Merlien Peterson passed away at age 87 years old on June 4, 2005. Merlien Peterson of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on November 6, 1917.

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Merlien Peterson lived 13 years longer than the average Peterson family member when they died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Peterson family member is 74.
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In 1917, in the year that Merlien Peterson was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1939, by the time this person was 22 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1957, by the time this person was 40 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1967, when this person was 50 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1971, by the time this person was 54 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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