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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 1920, at the age of just 3 years old, Merlien was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1967, by the time this person was 50 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, at the age of 61 years old, Merlien was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1997, this person was 80 years old when on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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