Camille Polk (1897 - 1993)

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Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

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1897 - In the year that Camille Polk was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1980 - At the age of 83 years old, Camille was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1981 - When she was 84 years old, 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".

1987 - When she was 90 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

1993 - In the year of Camille Polk's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Camille Polk passed away on October 21, 1993 at 96 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on May 1, 1897. We have no information about Camille's surviving family. We know that Camille Polk had been residing in Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi.

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