Holland Melson

(1918 - 1998)

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Holland Melson
1918 - 1998
Born
January 6, 1918
Death
November 30, 1998
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Richland, Benton County, Washington 99352
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Holland Melson was born on January 6, 1918. Holland died on November 30, 1998 at 80 years old. We know that Holland Melson had been residing in Richland, Benton County, Washington 99352.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Holland Melson passed away on November 30, 1998 at 80 years old. Holland was born on January 6, 1918. We are unaware of information about Holland's immediate family. We know that Holland Melson had been residing in Richland, Benton County, Washington 99352.

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In 1918, in the year that Holland Melson was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1924, at the age of only 6 years old, Holland was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1947, Holland was 29 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1962, by the time this person was 44 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1998, in the year of Holland Melson's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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