Bettie J Broome (1938 - 2008)

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Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi

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1938 - In the year that Bettie J Broome was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1953 - She was merely 15 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1961 - She was 23 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1987 - At the age of 49 years old, Bettie was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

1993 - At the age of 55 years old, Bettie was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Bettie J Broome died on March 6, 2008 at 69 years old. There is no known cause of death for Bettie. She was born on March 21, 1938. There is no information about Bettie's surviving family. We know that Bettie J Broome had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi.

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