Albert James Christensen

25 Jan 1893 - 21 Oct 1980

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25 Jan 1893 - 21 Oct 1980
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Rosa Mary Hill Christensen Life Sketch Rosa Mary Hill Christensen was born July, 29,1903 to Jack Hill and Nancy Catherine Hill, in West Lake, Idaho. She was a shadow to her father, she followed him everywhere. That was short lived, when her father died, when she was nine years old. She lived with he
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Albert James Christensen

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Married: 16 Feb 1938
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Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States
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September 20, 2013
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July 20, 2013

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Rosa Mary Hill

Contributor: celdridge1961 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Rosa Mary Hill Christensen Life Sketch Rosa Mary Hill Christensen was born July, 29,1903 to Jack Hill and Nancy Catherine Hill, in West Lake, Idaho. She was a shadow to her father, she followed him everywhere. That was short lived, when her father died, when she was nine years old. She lived with her mother and three bothers, David, Harris (Windy) and Melvin (Kelly), in Orofino Idaho. Her mother married George Pollock, they had a boy Joe (who was killed at three), a girl Jane, and another boy Joe. Rosa, spent a lot of time with her grandmother, Mary Ann Hill. Her stepfather was into moon Shinning, she didn’t like that and dumped his stlls. At the age of 15,she moved south east to Aberdeen, Idaho, where she live with grandmother & Grandfather Strang, and Aunt Kate McBride, While riding the school bus, she met the bus driver, Albert Christensen. After a 20 years friendship, they were married, on February 16. 1938. Their first Christmas present was a cute little girl, Joyce. After four years Rosa give birth to twin girls, Iva & Ida. Rosa & Albert lived on three big canals, in Springfield, Idaho. The safety for her daughter on the canal was big concern. In 1951, the family moved to Riverside, Idaho, on a farm. She grew a beautiful garden. After she got through canning, she would call the neighbors for them to come and take wan they could use. Rosa & Albert were partners and worked together on the farm & milking cows. Rosa , was not a member of the Mormon Church until she was 76. Yet she went to Relief Society, when ever she could. She supported her girls with church and school activities. Albert Died in 1980, she has been sealed in the temple to him and her daughter. Rosa, had hair that she could sit on, she wore it in braids wrapped around her head. She had it cut, when she started to get head aches. She Made delicious pie, did needle work, sewed and read. When she was young her favorite song was “A Long way Tiparey”. Rosa and her Aunt Mary were best friends, she out for Aunt Mary until Aunt Mary’s death. She was called Grandma Rosie by all the children in the Oakridge ward, when she was in San Jose California She appreciate what people did for her. When she would get her insulin shot, she would thank the person giving it to her even though it might hurt. She would tell her grandchildren stories of her past, which they really enjoyed . They would ask her advise on subjects of living & dating, they may not always agreed with her, but they listened.

Rosa Mary Hill

Contributor: celdridge1961 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Rosa Mary Hill Christensen Life Sketch Rosa Mary Hill Christensen was born July, 29,1903 to Jack Hill and Nancy Catherine Hill, in West Lake, Idaho. She was a shadow to her father, she followed him everywhere. That was short lived, when her father died, when she was nine years old. She lived with her mother and three bothers, David, Harris (Windy) and Melvin (Kelly), in Orofino Idaho. Her mother married George Pollock, they had a boy Joe (who was killed at three), a girl Jane, and another boy Joe. Rosa, spent a lot of time with her grandmother, Mary Ann Hill. Her stepfather was into moon Shinning, she didn’t like that and dumped his stlls. At the age of 15,she moved south east to Aberdeen, Idaho, where she live with grandmother & Grandfather Strang, and Aunt Kate McBride, While riding the school bus, she met the bus driver, Albert Christensen. After a 20 years friendship, they were married, on February 16. 1938. Their first Christmas present was a cute little girl, Joyce. After four years Rosa give birth to twin girls, Iva & Ida. Rosa & Albert lived on three big canals, in Springfield, Idaho. The safety for her daughter on the canal was big concern. In 1951, the family moved to Riverside, Idaho, on a farm. She grew a beautiful garden. After she got through canning, she would call the neighbors for them to come and take wan they could use. Rosa & Albert were partners and worked together on the farm & milking cows. Rosa , was not a member of the Mormon Church until she was 76. Yet she went to Relief Society, when ever she could. She supported her girls with church and school activities. Albert Died in 1980, she has been sealed in the temple to him and her daughter. Rosa, had hair that she could sit on, she wore it in braids wrapped around her head. She had it cut, when she started to get head aches. She Made delicious pie, did needle work, sewed and read. When she was young her favorite song was “A Long way Tiparey”. Rosa and her Aunt Mary were best friends, she out for Aunt Mary until Aunt Mary’s death. She was called Grandma Rosie by all the children in the Oakridge ward, when she was in San Jose California She appreciate what people did for her. When she would get her insulin shot, she would thank the person giving it to her even though it might hurt. She would tell her grandchildren stories of her past, which they really enjoyed . They would ask her advise on subjects of living & dating, they may not always agreed with her, but they listened.

Albert James Christensen Early Years

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Albert James Christensen was born in Kaysville, UT with his twin brother, Alfred, on January 25, 1893 to James and Annie Christine (Peterson) Christensen. Albert and Alfred were identical. They looked so much alike that their mother had a different color of ribbon on their wrists. The following story was related to Iva and Ida while visiting their Aunt Margaret: Margaret was giving the twins a bath and took off the ribbons. She said that she always hoped she got the right ribbons back on the right baby. Unfortunately, Alfred was only to be in this mortal life for six months. In a covered wagon in 1896, James and Annie Christine moved Albert (3), Henry (2), and Elsie (1) to the Sterling, Idaho in Bingham County where they established their homestead. While there, seven more children were added to the family—Ellen, Daniel, David, Herman, Carl, Lee, and Edna. In 1917, Annie Christine left this mortal life. James married Mary Ann Peterson (Annie Christine's cousin) in 1921 and together they had a son named Ivan. All Albert's siblings were very close to each other and willing to help each other when needed. Albert worked the land with his father and went to school during the winter. His formal education ended with the eighth grade. Albert attended the LDS church.

Albert James Christensen Military Days

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Albert served in the United State Army during World War I, stationed in France and and Germany. The troops went overseas by ship. He saw many friends that lost their lives in the war. Albert was very patriotic and loved his country. In later years, Albert joined the American Legion. Albert and Rosa would go to meetings and activities that the American Legion group held.

When Albert Met Rosie

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While Rosa was going to high school in Aberdeen, Idaho, her bus driver was Albert Christensen. He was ten years older than her. Not only was Albert Rosa's bus driver, he was friends with her grandparents and worked for Adolph Teichert, her uncle. They were friends for twenty years before getting married.

Building a New Life

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On February 16, 1938, Albert and Rosa were married by the justice of the peace at the courthouse in Shoshone, Idaho. Rosa was Catholic and at that time they were required by the church to sign that their children would be raised Catholic. Albert felt that the children should be able to choose their religion and would not sign the document. Albert and Rosa supported each other and worked side by side. Rosa did not drive. Earlier in her life, Rosa was helping her Great Aunt Kate start the car. Kate was cranking the car to get it started and Rosa stepped off the brake. She almost ran over her. Rosa never drove again. In later days she would help Albert start the car while he was trying to repair it. Albert would drive Rosa wherever she needed to go. Albert and Rosa supported each other in raising their children—Joyce, Ida and Iva. They planted a garden, had cows and chickens, which enabled them to have fresh milk, eggs, and meat. They worked in the garden and milked the cows together.

A Woman's Work is Never Done (Rosa Mary Hill)

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Rosa was a hard worker. She would get up at 4:30 in the morning with Albert, help him milk the cows, and have his breakfast ready for him before he went to work. When Albert farmed, Rosa was beside him. Rosa grew one of the most beautiful gardens in the area, making sure it was always weedless. Rosa grew enough to can for food storage and when she had all that she could use, she called friends and neighbors to help themselves. Rosa loved her family and made sure her children were well taken care of. Rosa wanted them to look nice, so she braided their hair. She also made clothes for them. During the school year, Rosa help the girls watch for the school bus from her bedroom window and she helped them with their homework. Rosa supported the girls in their LDS church actives, signing permission slips to be baptized and attend seminary. To bring extra income into the family, she would babysit children—both in her own home and in the families' home.

Working for a Living (Albert James Christensen)

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When Albert was growing up, the “Bottoms Area” was not covered by the American Falls reservoir. They put up wild hay in the summer and in the winter he helped feed the cattle. In 1930, Albert began to work for the Aberdeen-Springfield Canal and worked there for twenty-one years. He rode ditch and worked on the head gates. He did a lot of traveling between Aberdeen and the Rose area. The canals had to be cleaned for the water to flow through them during the irrigation season. Albert burnt debris, cut the willows and olive trees, and trapped gophers and squirrels. There were times that Albert was able to take his family to work. Sometimes he took Joyce, Ida, or Iva to the dentist and then took them to work. In March of 1951, Albert and Rosa moved their family to Riverside, Idaho. He had forty acres, where he farmed and had cows, chickens, and pigs. He milked the cows and sold the milk to Kraft’s dairy. Since Albert had a small farm and couldn't compete with the larger farms, he had to supplement his income. He worked at the Naval Ordinance Plant in Pocatello, Idaho as a machinist until the company downsized. Then he worked as a custodian for the Atomic Energy Commission in Arco, Idaho. To commute, he rode the bus. Because of health issues Albert retired in 1958. He continued to farm in the summer time and harvest the potatoes in the fall.

Raising and Family (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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Albert (age 46) and Rosa (age 36) got a special Christmas gift their first year of marriage—Annie Joyce was born on Sunday, December 25, 1938. After Joyce was born, an announcement in the local paper reported her birth and that the mother and daughter were doing fine, but the father was still walking on clouds. Joyce started walking November 14, 1939. From that time on, she followed her daddy. A few years later, the Christensens expected an addition to the family. Rosa went into the hospital Monday, April 12, 1943. Rosa's mother, Kate Pollock, arrived from Orofino on Tuesday, April 20 to help with Joyce. Finally, on Wednesday, April 28, 1943, Ida Jean weighing 4.4 pounds and Iva Jane weighing 4 pounds were born. Joyce and Albert were convinced that they were going to have a big baby boy. When Joyce saw them, she said "they were too small to play with and had hardly no hair and no teeth.” Everyone was curious to see the twins. They were so small that Rosa put them in shoe boxes and placed them on the door of the oven to keep them warm. It was said that Joyce asked if they were going to be baked. By the time they were big enough to play with Joyce, she was in school.

The Places We Called Home (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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After Albert and Rosa married, they moved into a house in Aberdeen and lived there until May 20, 1939 when they moved to Rockford. They lived there until they moved to the Springfield area to a place called the Big Fill on March 4, 1940. Their home was a quarter of a mile from the highway and up a lane. The Christensens had three big canals behind their house. This was a big worry while raising three young children. Their home had no indoor plumbing. There was an outhouse in the back and they took baths in an old tin tub with hot water heated in the old coal or wood stove. Baths were usually given every Saturday night and everyone used the same water. Sometimes hot water would be added before the last one was finished. In March of 1951, Albert and Rosa purchase a forty-acre farm in Riverside, six miles west of Blackfoot, Idaho. They were one mile south of Peterson's store and one mile north of the Snake River. Albert planted pine trees in front of the house. In later years, you could not see the house from the road because of the trees. Joyce, Ida, and Iva went to Riverside Grade School, Thomas Junior High, and Snake River High School. They swam in the slough on the Adam's farm—a half mile from their house. Albert sold 38 acres to Frank and Alice Colosn in January 1964. Albert and Rosa kept two and a half acres and the home. Albert passed away in October 1980. Rosa continued to live in the house for a few more years.

Exploring the World Around Us (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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Rosa and Joyce took a train from American Falls to Orofino, Idaho on October 19,1941 to visit Kate Pollock, Rosa's mother. They returned on November 7,1941. This was Joyce's first train ride. Being adventurous, Rosa took two three-year-olds and a seven-year-old on the train to Lewiston to see her mother and family on June 16,1946. This was the first time that Ida and Iva rode on a train. Rosa had her hands full. An African-American couple who were sitting in front of Rosa offered to help with Joyce. This was the first time the girls had seen African-American people. They entertained Joyce by telling her stories including one about the face of a pansy. The pansy is Joyce's favorite flower to this day. During their trip, they visited many relatives including: Grandpa George Pollock; Aunt Jenny; brothers Harris and Melvin (Kelly) Hill, and David and Joe Pollock; sister Jane Pishel; cousins Alma Faye and Bob Hill, Ann and JoEllen Pishel, and Sherry Pollock. Grandma Kate took the girls downtown where they saw a porcelain dalmatian dog near the furniture store. It frightened Ida and she cried. Grandma calmed her down and took them back to her home. They all picked blackberries in her alley and Grandma made jam and a pie. Rosa and the girls returned on July 7, 1946. The family went on a road trip on August 12, 1948. They traveled through Salmon, Missoula, and Superior (where they stayed over night). The trip continued through CorDeLane, St. Maries, and Orofino. While in Orofino, they visited Jane and Harry Pishel at their ranch. They traveled onto Lewiston to visit with Aunt Jenny. On the way home, they stayed in Mountain Home for the night. The next day they ate lunch in Rupert with Albert's sister Edna and arrived home the afternoon of August 17, 1948. On July 4, 1949, the Christensens made a day trip to Grant, Montana to see Albert's brother Lee and his family. Albert had previously written to Lee to see if he would be home. Since Lee had not responded, they went figured he would be there. However, when they arrived, nobody was home. Apparently Lee had not checked his mail. They ate lunch and turned around to go home. On the way, they heard a bang and stopped to investigate. The soda pop had exploded in the hot trunk! They all laughed about it.

Memories from Joyce Christensen Morrison (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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Before I was too old, I became my father's shadow. He was a ditch rider for the Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company. My dog, Fuzzy, and I would ride in the pick-up with him as he visited local farmers. One day he parked the pick-up on one side of the canal and then crossed a footbridge to visit with a farmer. He told me to stay in the pick-up until he got back. I was about four-years-old and it seemed he had been gone a long time. When he finally looked toward the canal, he saw me crawling across the bridge. My dog and I were across the bridge before he got there. I don't think I got a spanking. I'm sure I got a lecture. I don't think he left me in the pick-up again. On November 27,1942, my mother and father, and Mrs. Neal were riding to Jim Beebe's funeral in McCammon, Idaho with Chase Rich. I was riding in the back seat with my mother and Mrs Neal. I had never ridden in a car with four doors. Unfortunately, the door flipped open and I went flying out the door. Mother grabbed for me, but Mrs. Neal held her tight, knowing that she was pregnant. By the time Mr. Rich got the car stopped and my dad got out thinking the very worst, I was up and running toward him. They checked me over and found no injuries. It was snowy and I was wet. We went to the funeral and they dried my clothes over a heater. Mrs. Neal said I had a guardian angel watching over me. She gave me a picture of a little girl and her brother walking over a rickety bridge with a guardian angel watching over us. Our neighbors, the Issack family, lived near us with children about my age. Barbara and Johnny were older than me and Janet, Tommy, and Shirley were younger than me. I loved their father and mother, Hank and Louise. They were younger than my parents. I remember that Hank got sick, but I don't know if it was his heart or his lungs. He coughed a lot. I used to spend a lot of time at their house. We would sit on his bed and he would tease us or tell us stories. One day while Barbara and Johnny were at school, he died. I can remember running down the lane after they got off the bus to tell them that their father was dead. Janet and Tommy were with me. In those days they would bring the body back to the house before the funeral. My dad carried me over to see Hank's body. This was my first experience with death and he was a big loss to me. I was so excited to go to school. Miss Barclay was my first grade teacher. The first and second grades were in the same room with the same teacher. I went to the Grand View Elementary, part of Aberdeen School District, from first through fifth grade and until March of my sixth grade year. My family moved to Riverside and I finished the sixth grade there. It was part of the Snake River District. When we lived at the Big Fill, my dad milked a cow to provide milk for our family to drink. When we moved to Riverside, he bought several cows to milk. He sold the milk for income. I was big enough that I thought I could milk, so I begged my dad to teach me to milk. When my dad was working, Mother and I milked. I was a pretty good milker! Mr. Tony Nelson, a little Danish neighbor from across the street, would come over and watch me milk and tell me he couldn't believe how fast I could milk. Apparently his wife had done all the milking in their family, because he couldn't milk fast. I also irrigated for my dad. We raised alfalfa for hay. I helped him put the hay up in stacks. We used a derrick to get it from the wagon to the stack. One time, my dad released the derrick fork too fast and the hay covered me up. I scrambled to get out of there before it smothered me. My parents didn't teach us much about the birds and the bees, but my dad didn't like me out very late. If I was out late, he would get me up as early as he could the next day. One night, I was out in front of the house in a male friend's car talking. Suddenly, I saw my dad coming out in his long john underwear telling me that I better get in "pronto." I was teaching in Blackfoot and living at home. I drove my dad's car to Blackfoot every day. As I got out of the car one morning, I heard a terrible noise coming from the trunk. I opened the trunk and out jumped several kittens.

Memories from Iva Jane Christensen Butler (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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When I was a little girl, my mom couldn't find me. We had three big canals behind the house. Mom was ready to call the canal company to drain the water. She reached for the phone, turned around, and Joyce and her saw me under the table with my head on a chair fast asleep. Joyce, Ida, and I were down at the barn with Dad while he milked the cow. There was a fence with steel rods standing up for the post. Dad told us not to play on it. I kept playing on it and fell, cutting my throat. We were afraid to tell dad, so Joyce took me to the house while Ida told Dad. Mom and Dad were glad that I wasn't hurt anymore that I was. My Dad and Mom were my cheerleaders. My Mom would help me with my homework. I could call my dad any time night or day to talk over my problems.

Memories from Ida Christensen Nelson (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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The love that my mother and father showed for their children was great. Iva and I had a speech impediment. Since Mom couldn't drive, Daddy drove the family to Pocatello on Saturdays for our speech therapy. He never complained. I am very thankful that they took the time to get us help with our speech. One night, Daddy brought home an abandoned baby lamb. He gave it to Joyce, Iva, and I. The lamb was fed by a bottle and thrived. The lamb would follow any of us in the family. One morning the lamb tried to follow us to the bus. Mom had to hold the lamb. It was a great pet. They had to keep the lamb away from the clothes on the line or the lamb would chew them up. Mom loved to read the large print version of the Readers Digest. About three months before her stroke, Roland notice that she wasn't reading the Readers Digest, but instead her scriptures. We felt like she was preparing to go to the other side. The night that she passed away she looked like an angel. I'll always be grateful for the experience of being with her at that time.

Spiritual Reflections by Joyce Christensen Morrison (Albert and Rosie Christensen)

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Albert and Rosa were not of the same religion. Mother was a Catholic and Dad was a an inactive Mormon. Dad decided early on that we should choose our religion for ourselves. When I was about seven, our neighbors, the Funks, asked my dad if I could go to the Mennonite Church in Aberdeen with them. My dad said I could go. I went to Bible School with them at the Grand View School in the summer time. I don't know how long that I went. I liked the Bible Stories. When Dad's sister, Ellen heard that I was going with the Funks, she asked if he would bring me to the Mormon Church in Sterling, Idaho. She would take me to her house after Sunday School and he picked me up. I did this until I was in the sixth grade and we moved to Riverside, Idaho. I loved spending special time with Aunt Ellen. The typical age to be baptized in the Mormon Church is eight years old. My dad didn't let me get baptized until I was twelve. I'll be forever thankful for Aunt Ellen volunteering to take me to church. Although I wanted to be baptized when I went to the Sterling Ward, I didn't get baptized until we moved to Riverside. Our mother supported us in all of our church activities, although she wasn't a member. My dad didn't participate with much we did in the church. Many missionaries came to teach her, but she didn't join until my oldest son, Jeff turned sixteen and was a Priest. He was able to baptize her. She was 75 at the time. At the time, I heard my dad say that he didn't know why she would do a silly thing like that.

Life timeline of Albert James Christensen

1893
Albert James Christensen was born on 25 Jan 1893
Albert James Christensen was 13 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Albert James Christensen was 24 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Albert James Christensen was 37 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Albert James Christensen was 47 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Albert James Christensen was 49 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Albert James Christensen was 60 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Albert James Christensen was 71 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Albert James Christensen was 86 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Albert James Christensen died on 21 Oct 1980 at the age of 87
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