Bernice Priest (1923 - 1987)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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1923 - In the year that Bernice Priest was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1947 - At the age of 24 years old, Bernice was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1981 - Bernice was 58 years old 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".

1983 - Bernice was 60 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1987 - In the year of Bernice Priest'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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Bernice Priest died in April 1987 at age 63. There is no known cause of death for Bernice. She was born on October 12, 1923. There is no information about Bernice's immediate family. We know that Bernice Priest had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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