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Neil Edward Pearson (1954 - 1961)

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Neil Edward Pearson
1954 - 1961
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1954
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1961
Carlton, Australia
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Carlton, Australia
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Neil Edward Pearson was born in 1954. He is the child of Edward Murty Pearson and Wilma Ada Dick Pearson. He died in 1961 in Carlton, Australia at 7 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Neil Edward Pearson passed away in 1961 in Carlton, Australia at 7 years old. He was born in 1954. He is the child of Edward Murty Pearson and Wilma Ada Dick Pearson.
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In 1954, in the year that Neil Edward Pearson was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1960, at the age of just 6 years old, Neil was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1961, in the year of Neil Edward Pearson's passing, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

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