Nellie J Cockerham (1907 - 2000)

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Nellie J Cockerham
1907 - 2000
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October 13, 1907
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August 15, 2000
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502
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Nellie J Cockerham was born on October 13, 1907. She died on August 15, 2000 at 92 years old. We know that Nellie J Cockerham had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.
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Nellie J Cockerham died on August 15, 2000 at age 92. She was born on October 13, 1907. We have no information about Nellie's family or relationships. We know that Nellie J Cockerham had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.

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In 1907, in the year that Nellie J Cockerham was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1938, Nellie was 31 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1949, by the time she was 42 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1953, by the time she was 46 years old, 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, at the age of 81 years old, Nellie was alive 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.

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