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John I Cofer (1924 - 2006)

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John I Cofer
1924 - 2006
Born
March 28, 1924
Death
May 10, 2006
Last Known Residence
Bradley, Grady County, Oklahoma 73011
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John I Cofer of Bradley, Grady County, Oklahoma was born on March 28, 1924, and died at age 82 years old on May 10, 2006.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796092

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Bradley, Grady County, Oklahoma 73011
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John Cofer passed away at age 82 years old on May 10, 2006. John I Cofer of Bradley, Grady County, Oklahoma was born on March 28, 1924.

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John I Cofer lived 9 years longer than the average Cofer family member when he died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Cofer family member is 73.
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1924 - 2006 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that John I Cofer was born, 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 1962, John was 38 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1977, when he was 53 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1983, when he was 59 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1992, John was 68 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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