Peggy B Allen (1929 - 2002)

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Peggy B Allen
1929 - 2002
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July 9, 1929
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April 2, 2002
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Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee 37650
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Peggy B Allen was born on July 9, 1929. She died on April 2, 2002 at 72 years old. We know that Peggy B Allen had been residing in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee 37650.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Peggy B Allen passed away on April 2, 2002 at age 72. She was born on July 9, 1929. We are unaware of information about Peggy's family. We know that Peggy B Allen had been residing in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee 37650.

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In 1929, in the year that Peggy B Allen was born, 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 1938, by the time she was only 9 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1958, she was 29 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1971, she was 42 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1998, Peggy was 69 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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