Catherine Bernard (1903 - 1983)

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Catherine Bernard
1903 - 1983
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November 19, 1903
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January 1983
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Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 07801
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Catherine Bernard was born on November 19, 1903. She died in January 1983 at 79 years old. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 07801.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Bernard died in January 1983 at 79 years of age. She was born on November 19, 1903. We are unaware of information about Catherine's family. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 07801.

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In 1903, in the year that Catherine Bernard was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1912, at the age of just 9 years old, Catherine was alive when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1932, Catherine was 29 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1956, by the time she was 53 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1983, in the year of Catherine Bernard's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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