Eleanor C Detzel (1904 - 1995)

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Eleanor C Detzel
1904 - 1995
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June 8, 1904
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July 30, 1995
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16553
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Eleanor C Detzel was born on June 8, 1904. She died on July 30, 1995 at 91 years old. We know that Eleanor C Detzel had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16553.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Eleanor C Detzel passed away on July 30, 1995 at 91 years old. She was born on June 8, 1904. We have no information about Eleanor's family or relationships. We know that Eleanor C Detzel had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16553.

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In 1904, in the year that Eleanor C Detzel was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1946, Eleanor was 42 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, by the time she was 51 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1981, she was 77 years old when 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".

In 1995, in the year of Eleanor C Detzel's passing, 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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