Pauline F Troxell (1906 - 1988)

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Pauline F Troxell
1906 - 1988
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May 25, 1906
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June 1, 1988
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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33303
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Pauline F Troxell was born on May 25, 1906. She died on June 1, 1988 at age 82. We know that Pauline F Troxell had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33303.
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Pauline F Troxell passed away on June 1, 1988 at 82 years of age. She was born on May 25, 1906. We are unaware of information about Pauline's immediate family. We know that Pauline F Troxell had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33303.

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In 1906, in the year that Pauline F Troxell was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1923, she was 17 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1940, she was 34 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1964, Pauline was 58 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1988, in the year of Pauline F Troxell's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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