Peggy W Allen (1907 - 1994)

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Peggy W Allen
1907 - 1994
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December 16, 1907
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September 1994
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Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64133
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Peggy W Allen was born on December 16, 1907. She died in September 1994 at 86 years old. We know that Peggy W Allen had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64133.
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Peggy W Allen died in September 1994 at 86 years of age. She was born on December 16, 1907. There is no information about Peggy's family or relationships. We know that Peggy W Allen had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64133.

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In 1907, in the year that Peggy W Allen was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1923, when she was 16 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1932, by the time she was 25 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1946, at the age of 39 years old, Peggy was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1994, in the year of Peggy W Allen's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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