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Mevert Peterson (1907 - 1977)

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Mevert Peterson
1907 - 1977
Born
April 24, 1907
Death
March 1977
Last Known Residence
Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington 98632
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Mevert Peterson of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington was born on April 24, 1907, and died at age 69 years old in March 1977.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 82796639

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Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington 98632
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Mevert Peterson passed away at age 69 years old in March 1977. Mevert Peterson of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington was born on April 24, 1907.

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Mevert Peterson lived 5 years shorter than the average Peterson family member when they died at the age of 69.
The average age of a Peterson family member is 74.
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In 1907, in the year that Mevert Peterson was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1917, at the age of only 10 years old, Mevert was alive when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1929, this person was 22 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1936, when this person was 29 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1977, in the year of Mevert Peterson's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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