Blanche (Jolly) Adcock (1901 - 1983)

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Blanche (Jolly) Adcock
1901 - 1983
March 8, 1901
Ohio United States
May 1983
Last Known Residence
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California 94301
Blanche (Jolly) Adcock was born on March 8, 1901 in Ohio. Her maiden name is Jolly and she married into the Adcock family. According to her family tree, Blanche was mother to 1 child. She married Albert S Adcock in 1926. They had a child Edwin Adcock. She died in May 1983 at 82 years old. We know that Blanche (Jolly) Adcock had been residing in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California 94301.
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Blanche (Jolly) Adcock, mother to 1 child, died in May 1983 at age 82. She was born on March 8, 1901 in Ohio. According to her family tree, she married Albert S Adcock in 1926. They had a child Edwin Adcock. We know that Blanche (Jolly) Adcock had been residing in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California 94301.

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In 1901, in the year that Blanche (Jolly) Adcock was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1920, when she was 19 years old, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1939, Blanche was 38 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1977, when she was 76 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1983, in the year of Blanche (Jolly) Adcock's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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