Katherine Cockerell (1886 - 1950)

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Katherine Cockerell
1886 - 1950
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1886
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1950
Strathmore, Australia
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Katherine Cockerell was born in 1886. She is the child of Nippard George Cockerell and Julia Foran Cockerell. She died in 1950 in Strathmore, Australia at 64 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Katherine Cockerell passed away in 1950 in Strathmore, Australia at 64 years old. She was born in 1886. She is the child of Nippard George Cockerell and Julia Foran Cockerell.

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In 1886, in the year that Katherine Cockerell was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1909, by the time she was 23 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1925, Katherine was 39 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1944, by the time she was 58 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1950, in the year of Katherine Cockerell's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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