Colin Paul Cockburn (1923 - 2008)

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Northridge, Los Angeles County, California

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1923 - In the year that Colin Paul Cockburn was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1929 - At the age of just 6 years old, Colin was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1975 - By the time he was 52 years old, 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.

1981 - By the time he was 58 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1995 - When he was 72 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Colin Paul Cockburn passed away on June 10, 2008 at age 85. No cause of death has been listed for Colin. He was born on January 9, 1923. We are unaware of information about Colin's immediate family. We know that Colin Paul Cockburn had been residing in Northridge, Los Angeles County, California.

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