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Velma Bloom (1906 - 1975)

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Velma Bloom
1906 - 1975
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May 21, 1906
Death
July 1975
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Midland, Midland County, Michigan 48640
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Velma Bloom was born on May 21, 1906. She died in July 1975 at 69 years old. We know that Velma Bloom had been residing in Midland, Midland County, Michigan 48640.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Velma Bloom passed away in July 1975 at age 69. She was born on May 21, 1906. We are unaware of information about Velma's family or relationships. We know that Velma Bloom had been residing in Midland, Midland County, Michigan 48640.
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In 1906, in the year that Velma Bloom was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1917, at the age of only 11 years old, Velma was alive when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1927, at the age of 21 years old, Velma was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1966, at the age of 60 years old, Velma was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1975, in the year of Velma Bloom's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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