Bernice C Powell (1920 - 2011)

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Bernice C Powell
1920 - 2011
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August 29, 1920
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January 24, 2011
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Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland 20877
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Bernice C Powell was born on August 29, 1920. She died on January 24, 2011 at 90 years old. We know that Bernice C Powell had been residing in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland 20877.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bernice C Powell passed away on January 24, 2011 at 90 years of age. She was born on August 29, 1920. We have no information about Bernice's family. We know that Bernice C Powell had been residing in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland 20877.

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In 1920, in the year that Bernice C Powell was born, 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 1949, Bernice was 29 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, by the time she was 35 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1974, at the age of 54 years old, Bernice was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1984, at the age of 64 years old, Bernice was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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