Lester Copeland (1916 - 1987)

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Brandon, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1916 - In the year that Lester Copeland was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1954 - By the time he was 38 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1969 - He was 53 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1985 - At the age of 69 years old, Lester was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

1987 - In the year of Lester Copeland's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lester Copeland passed away in January 1987 at age 70. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on July 11, 1916. We are unaware of information about Lester's family. We know that Lester Copeland had been residing in Brandon, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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