Ernest L Nelson (1891 - 1988)

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Ernest L Nelson
1891 - 1988
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June 20, 1891
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August 22, 1988
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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Ernest L Nelson was born on June 20, 1891. He died on August 22, 1988 at age 97. We know that Ernest L Nelson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernest L Nelson passed away on August 22, 1988 at age 97. He was born on June 20, 1891. There is no information about Ernest's surviving family. We know that Ernest L Nelson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1891, in the year that Ernest L Nelson was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1918, when he was 27 years old, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1955, by the time he was 64 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 1978, Ernest was 87 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1988, in the year of Ernest L Nelson's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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