George Cook (1927 - 1974)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook

Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook

Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding

Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding

Rupe wedding, 2018

Rupe wedding, 2018

Cook brothers in school 1878

Cook brothers in school 1878

Fred and Charles Cook

Fred and Charles Cook

Fred "Bud" Cook in the Army

Fred "Bud" Cook in the Army

Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Cook, Tuttle, Bradley, 2018

Cook, Tuttle, Bradley, 2018

Miriam Trowbridge Cook

Miriam Trowbridge Cook

Elbridge M Cook

Elbridge M Cook

Barbara Cook and Amanda S. Stevenson

Barbara Cook and Amanda S. Stevenson

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

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Sositko Grandchildren, c.1961 Charles Ray Cook and Fred William Cook Lewis and Terry (Cook) Rupe wedding Rupe wedding, 2018

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1927 - In the year that George Cook was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1938 - When he was merely 11 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1940 - He was only 13 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1968 - By the time he was 41 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1974 - In the year of George Cook's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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George Cook passed away in March 1974 at 46 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on July 9, 1927. There is no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Cook had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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