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Alta Coor (1919 - 1975)

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Alta Coor
1919 - 1975
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February 15, 1919
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June 1975
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Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana 70806
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Alta Coor was born on February 15, 1919. She died in June 1975 at age 56. We know that Alta Coor had been residing in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana 70806.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Alta Coor died in June 1975 at age 56. She was born on February 15, 1919. We have no information about Alta's family. We know that Alta Coor had been residing in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana 70806.
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In 1919, in the year that Alta Coor was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1920, at the age of just 1 year old, Alta was alive when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1948, when she was 29 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1964, by the time she was 45 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, in the year of Alta Coor'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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