Catherine Bernard (1920 - 2002)

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Catherine Bernard
1920 - 2002
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September 25, 1920
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August 18, 2002
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Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey 08201
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Catherine Bernard was born on September 25, 1920. She died on August 18, 2002 at age 81. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey 08201.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Bernard passed away on August 18, 2002 at age 81. She was born on September 25, 1920. There is no information about Catherine's family or relationships. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey 08201.

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In 1920, in the year that Catherine Bernard was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1941, by the time she was 21 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1979, she was 59 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1984, at the age of 64 years old, Catherine was alive when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1994, Catherine was 74 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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