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Mervyle Peterson (1927 - 1992)

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Mervyle Peterson
1927 - 1992
Born
March 7, 1927
Death
September 18, 1992
Last Known Residence
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois 61108
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Mervyle Peterson of Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois was born on March 7, 1927, and died at age 65 years old on September 18, 1992.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 48470837

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Mervyle Peterson passed away at age 65 years old on September 18, 1992. Mervyle Peterson of Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois was born on March 7, 1927.

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Mervyle Peterson lived 9 years shorter than the average Peterson family member when they died at the age of 65.
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In 1927, in the year that Mervyle Peterson was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1944, Mervyle was 17 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1954, Mervyle was 27 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 1960, by the time this person was 33 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1992, in the year of Mervyle Peterson's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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