Mildred L Abbott (1923 - 2010)

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Florida National Cemetery
Section 2E Row 3B Site 44,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: AMM3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1923 - In the year that Mildred L Abbott was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1949 - Mildred was 26 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1958 - When she was 35 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1981 - At the age of 58 years old, Mildred was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

1983 - Mildred was 60 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Mildred L Abbott died on April 28, 2010 at 86 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 2E Row 3B Site 44, Bushnell, Fl. She was born on October 10, 1923. We have no information about Mildred's family.

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