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Nellie Pappas (1897 - 1973)

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Nellie Pappas
1897 - 1973
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June 30, 1897
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April 1973
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Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 01830
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Nellie Pappas was born on June 30, 1897. She died in April 1973 at 75 years old. We know that Nellie Pappas had been residing in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 01830.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Nellie Pappas died in April 1973 at 75 years old. She was born on June 30, 1897. We have no information about Nellie's family. We know that Nellie Pappas had been residing in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts 01830.
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In 1897, in the year that Nellie Pappas was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1947, when she was 50 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1950, Nellie was 53 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1965, she was 68 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1973, in the year of Nellie Pappas's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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