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Esther Cohan (1904 - 1975)

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Esther Cohan
1904 - 1975
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February 23, 1904
Death
April 1975
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Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York 11691
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Esther Cohan was born on February 23, 1904. She died in April 1975 at 71 years old. We know that Esther Cohan had been residing in Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York 11691.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Esther Cohan passed away in April 1975 at age 71. She was born on February 23, 1904. We have no information about Esther's surviving family. We know that Esther Cohan had been residing in Far Rockaway, Queens County, New York 11691.
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In 1904, in the year that Esther Cohan 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 1910, by the time she was just 6 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1939, she was 35 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1966, Esther was 62 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1975, in the year of Esther Cohan's passing, 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.

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