Nellie Stanton (1897 - 1987)

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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1897 - In the year that Nellie Stanton was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1937 - She was 40 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1957 - She was 60 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1980 - Nellie was 83 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1987 - In the year of Nellie Stanton's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Nellie Stanton died in June 1987 at age 90. No cause of death has been listed for Nellie. She was born on April 11, 1897. There is no information about Nellie's family or relationships. We know that Nellie Stanton had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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