Rebecca Ahlrich (1932 - 1978)

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Rebecca Ahlrich
1932 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Rebecca Ahlrich was born on October 8, 1932. She died in July 1978 at age 45.


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Rebecca Ahlrich passed away in July 1978 at 45 years old. She was born on October 8, 1932. There is no information about Rebecca's surviving family.
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In 1932, in the year that Rebecca Ahlrich was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, Rebecca was just 15 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1957, when she was 25 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1965, at the age of 33 years old, Rebecca was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1978, in the year of Rebecca Ahlrich's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Norma J Ahlrich
Jun 12, 1921 - Oct 29, 1988
Decatur, IL
Robin C Ahlrich
Apr 25, 1902 - Mar 24, 1996
Encinitas, CA
Doris Ahlrich
Oct 16, 1911 - Aug 25, 2010
Oceanside, California
Alan A. Ahlrich
Born: around 1978
Kathryn E. (Kennon) Ahlrich
Born: around 1982
Austin M. Ahlrich
Born: around 1981
Danielle C. (Vanduker) Ahlrich
Born: around 1984
Wilburn C. Ahlrich
Born: around 1927
Sharon A. (Moore) Ahlrich
Born: around 1943
Edward E. Ahlrich
Born: around 1948
Sarah L. (Austin) Ahlrich
Born: around 1947
Donald L. Ahlrich
Born: around 1937
Connie M. (Schroeder) Ahlrich
Born: around 1954
Kenneth W. Ahlrich
Born: around 1935
Virginia A. (Cant) Ahlrich
Born: around 1944
Joseph Ahlrich
around 1913 - Jan 6, 1915
Josephine Ahlrich
around 1876 - Oct 31, 1937
Clifford J Ahlrich
Born: around 1909
Illinois, United States

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