Machen Brockman Abernathy (1925 - 2007)

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Machen Brockman Abernathy
1925 - 2007
October 6, 1925
November 11, 2007
Last Known Residence
Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas 76051
Machen Brockman Abernathy was born on October 6, 1925. Machen died on November 11, 2007 at 82 years of age. We know that Machen Brockman Abernathy had been residing in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas 76051.
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Machen Brockman Abernathy passed away on November 11, 2007 at 82 years of age. Machen was born on October 6, 1925. There is no information about Machen's family or relationships. We know that Machen Brockman Abernathy had been residing in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas 76051.

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In 1925, in the year that Machen Brockman Abernathy was born, 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 1940, at the age of merely 15 years old, Machen was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1953, Machen was 28 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1988, this person was 63 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1992, at the age of 67 years old, Machen was alive 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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