Olaf Nelson (1926 - 1994)

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Olaf Nelson
1926 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Olaf Nelson was born on July 18, 1926. He died on April 2, 1994 at 67 years of age. We know that Olaf Nelson had been residing in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois 60062.


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Olaf Nelson passed away on April 2, 1994 at 67 years old. He was born on July 18, 1926. We are unaware of information about Olaf's surviving family. We know that Olaf Nelson had been residing in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois 60062.
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1926 - 1994 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Olaf Nelson was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1939, he was only 13 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1943, Olaf was 17 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1973, at the age of 47 years old, Olaf was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1994, in the year of Olaf Nelson's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Born: around 1917
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Born: around 1924
United States
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Born: around 1919
Virginia, United States
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Died: 1872
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Sep 11, 1926 - May 28, 2006
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Paul Nelson
Nov 25, 1882 - June 1971
Antigo, Wisconsin
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Oct 24, 1905 - May 1986
Aurora, Illinois
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Oct 13, 1910 - April 1992
Saint Charles, IL
Dorothy v Nelson
Feb 20, 1918 - Jun 9, 2002
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Jennie L Nelson
Apr 29, 1887 - Mar 15, 1968
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Marie Nelson
Oct 7, 1904 - September 1973
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Nella M Nelson
Dec 22, 1906 - Nov 11, 1994
Forrest City, AR
Violet M Nelson
Apr 29, 1911 - Apr 17, 1995
Kewanee, IL
Carl A Nelson
Apr 15, 1930 - Dec 4, 2008
Robert E Nelson
Jul 18, 1931 - Nov 6, 1998
Pawnee, IL
Veronica Nelson
Feb 3, 1911 - Sep 28, 1997
Chicago, IL
Signe M Nelson
Apr 4, 1910 - Sep 18, 1999
Pompano Beach, FL
Marion Nelson
Aug 11, 1914 - Apr 5, 2008
Palm Harbor, FL
Adele E Nelson
Feb 15, 1915 - Jun 29, 1999
Largo, FL
Kenneth Nelson
Mar 12, 1930 - March 1986
Raymond E Nelson
Jul 10, 1926 - Mar 8, 1999
Sun City West, AZ
Agnes Nelson
Apr 12, 1887 - May 1973
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