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Velma v Bloom (1906 - 1999)

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Velma V Bloom
1906 - 1999
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November 10, 1906
Death
December 3, 1999
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Graham, Pierce County, Washington 98338
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Velma v Bloom was born on November 10, 1906. She died on December 3, 1999 at 93 years of age. We know that Velma v Bloom had been residing in Graham, Pierce County, Washington 98338.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Velma v Bloom passed away on December 3, 1999 at 93 years old. She was born on November 10, 1906. We are unaware of information about Velma's surviving family. We know that Velma v Bloom had been residing in Graham, Pierce County, Washington 98338.
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In 1906, in the year that Velma v Bloom was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1944, by the time she was 38 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1965, when she was 59 years old, 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 1981, at the age of 75 years old, Velma was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1999, in the year of Velma v Bloom's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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