Berlena Wells (1908 - 1987)



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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1908 - In the year that Berlena Wells was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

1937 - By the time this person was 29 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1963 - At the age of 55 years old, Berlena was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1973 - At the age of 65 years old, Berlena was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1987 - In the year of Berlena Wells's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Berlena Wells died in February 1987 at 78 years old. There is no known cause of death for Berlena. Berlena was born on November 27, 1908. We are unaware of information about Berlena's immediate family. We know that Berlena Wells had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.


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