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Herbert A Mearlon (1921 - 2002)

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Herbert A Mearlon
1921 - 2002
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July 5, 1921
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June 22, 2002
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Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640
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Herbert A Mearlon was born on July 5, 1921. He died on June 22, 2002 at 80 years of age. We know that Herbert A Mearlon had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Herbert A Mearlon died on June 22, 2002 at 80 years of age. He was born on July 5, 1921. There is no information about Herbert's family or relationships. We know that Herbert A Mearlon had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
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In 1921, in the year that Herbert A Mearlon was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1942, Herbert was 21 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1965, Herbert was 44 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1986, he was 65 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, he was 69 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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