Erma P Nelson (1923 - 1987)

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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1923 - In the year that Erma P Nelson was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1927 - When she was merely 4 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1945 - At the age of 22 years old, Erma was alive when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

1966 - She was 43 years old 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.

1987 - In the year of Erma P Nelson's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Erma P Nelson died on December 25, 1987 at 64 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born on August 10, 1923. We are unaware of information about Erma's surviving family. We know that Erma P Nelson had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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