Coke Blume (1897 - 1980)

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Coke Blume
1897 - 1980
March 15, 1897
April 1980
Last Known Residence
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404
Coke Blume was born on March 15, 1897. Coke died in April 1980 at 83 years of age. We know that Coke Blume had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404.
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Coke Blume passed away in April 1980 at age 83. Coke was born on March 15, 1897. There is no information about Coke's immediate family. We know that Coke Blume had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404.

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In 1897, in the year that Coke Blume 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.

In 1907, when this person was merely 10 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1954, at the age of 57 years old, Coke was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1972, when this person was 75 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1980, in the year of Coke Blume's passing, 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.

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