Cohlan Strickland (1917 - 1981)



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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1917 - In the year that Cohlan Strickland was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1929 - By the time this person was merely 12 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1955 - Cohlan was 38 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1966 - At the age of 49 years old, Cohlan was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

1981 - In the year of Cohlan Strickland's passing, 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".

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Cohlan Strickland died in May 1981 at age 63. There is no listed cause of death for Cohlan. Cohlan was born on September 7, 1917. We are unaware of information about Cohlan's family. We know that Cohlan Strickland had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.


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