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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, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1937, when this person was 20 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 1954, this person was 37 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1967, Merlien was 50 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1973, by the time this person was 56 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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