Rufus Mcalpine

(1878 - 1974)

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Rufus Mcalpine
1878 - 1974
Born
April 28, 1878
Death
June 1974
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Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97302
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Rufus Mcalpine was born on April 28, 1878. He died in June 1974 at 96 years old. We know that Rufus Mcalpine had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97302.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Rufus Mcalpine passed away in June 1974 at 96 years of age. He was born on April 28, 1878. We are unaware of information about Rufus's immediate family. We know that Rufus Mcalpine had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97302.

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In 1878, in the year that Rufus Mcalpine was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1900, at the age of 22 years old, Rufus was alive when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1915, by the time he was 37 years old, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1956, by the time he was 78 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1974, in the year of Rufus Mcalpine's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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