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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, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1930, when this person was merely 13 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1945, when this person was 28 years old, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1987, this person was 70 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1990, when this person was 73 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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