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Earnest L Pollard (1924 - 1995)

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Earnest L Pollard
1924 - 1995
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June 22, 1924
Death
February 24, 1995
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Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821
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Earnest L Pollard was born on June 22, 1924. He died on February 24, 1995 at 70 years old. We know that Earnest L Pollard had been residing in Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Earnest L Pollard died on February 24, 1995 at 70 years old. He was born on June 22, 1924. We have no information about Earnest's immediate family. We know that Earnest L Pollard had been residing in Carmi, White County, Illinois 62821.
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In 1924, in the year that Earnest L Pollard was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1949, at the age of 25 years old, Earnest was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1977, by the time he was 53 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1989, he was 65 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1995, in the year of Earnest L Pollard's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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