Catherine Bernard (1922 - 2009)

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Catherine Bernard
1922 - 2009
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January 1, 1922
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February 23, 2009
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Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207
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Catherine Bernard was born on January 1, 1922. She died on February 23, 2009 at 87 years old. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Bernard passed away on February 23, 2009 at age 87. She was born on January 1, 1922. We are unaware of information about Catherine's immediate family. We know that Catherine Bernard had been residing in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36207.

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In 1922, in the year that Catherine Bernard was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1937, when she was only 15 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1957, at the age of 35 years old, Catherine was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, at the age of 53 years old, Catherine was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1983, she was 61 years old when 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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