Peggy L Allen (1931 - 2003)

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Peggy L Allen
1931 - 2003
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August 28, 1931
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February 10, 2003
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Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67213
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Peggy L Allen was born on August 28, 1931. She died on February 10, 2003 at 71 years of age. We know that Peggy L Allen had been residing in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67213.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Peggy L Allen died on February 10, 2003 at 71 years old. She was born on August 28, 1931. There is no information about Peggy's family. We know that Peggy L Allen had been residing in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67213.

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In 1931, in the year that Peggy L Allen was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, she was only 12 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1967, she was 36 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1977, Peggy was 46 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1999, Peggy was 68 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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