Mildred W Cooke (1923 - 2005)

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Mildred W Cooke
1923 - 2005
October 8, 1923
January 1, 2005
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Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870
Mildred W Cooke was born on October 8, 1923. She died on January 1, 2005 at age 81. We know that Mildred W Cooke had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.
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Mildred W Cooke passed away on January 1, 2005 at 81 years old. She was born on October 8, 1923. We have no information about Mildred's immediate family. We know that Mildred W Cooke had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.

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In 1923, in the year that Mildred W Cooke 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.

In 1946, when she was 23 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1967, by the time she was 44 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, Mildred was 50 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1985, Mildred was 62 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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