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Nelyne Medley (1913 - 1985)

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Nelyne Medley
1913 - 1985
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November 5, 1913
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December 1985
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Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656
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Nelyne Medley was born on November 5, 1913. Nelyne died in December 1985 at 72 years of age. We know that Nelyne Medley had been residing in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Nelyne Medley died in December 1985 at 72 years of age. Nelyne was born on November 5, 1913. We have no information about Nelyne's family or relationships. We know that Nelyne Medley had been residing in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas 77656.
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In 1913, in the year that Nelyne Medley was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1926, by the time this person was just 13 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1937, when this person was 24 years old, 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.

In 1947, at the age of 34 years old, Nelyne was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1985, in the year of Nelyne Medley's passing, 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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