Torah Alexander (1895 - 1980)

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Elsie Alexander

Elsie Alexander

Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong

Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong

Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong

Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong

Boyer Alexander

Boyer Alexander

Gamble Alexander

Gamble Alexander

Lenora May Alexander - Rushville Indiana

Lenora May Alexander - Rushville Indiana

Thomas Alexander - Albany New York

Thomas Alexander - Albany New York

William Alexander Family Rushville Indiana 1886

William Alexander Family Rushville Indiana 1886

Boyer Alexander

Boyer Alexander

Boyer and Alexander family

Boyer and Alexander family

Melba Alexander

Melba Alexander

Ruby Alexander

Ruby Alexander

Janet Denise Alexander gravesite

Janet Denise Alexander gravesite

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Naomi I. Studler - Alexander Elsie Alexander Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong Sarah E. Alexander Armstrong

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1895 - In the year that Torah Alexander was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1943 - Torah was 48 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.

1975 - This person was 80 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1976 - When this person was 81 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1980 - In the year of Torah Alexander's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Torah Alexander passed away in April 1980 at 84 years old. There is no known cause of death for Torah. Torah was born on November 9, 1895. We have no information about Torah's immediate family. We know that Torah Alexander had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland.

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