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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, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1947, Mervyle was 20 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1956, Mervyle was 29 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1978, at the age of 51 years old, Mervyle was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1992, in the year of Mervyle Peterson's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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