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Rebecca Reynolds (1920 - 1986)

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Rebecca Reynolds
1920 - 1986
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March 25, 1920
Death
September 1986
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Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 15905
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Rebecca Reynolds was born on March 25, 1920. She died in September 1986 at 66 years old. We know that Rebecca Reynolds had been residing in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 15905.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Rebecca Reynolds passed away in September 1986 at 66 years old. She was born on March 25, 1920. We are unaware of information about Rebecca's immediate family. We know that Rebecca Reynolds had been residing in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 15905.
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In 1920, in the year that Rebecca Reynolds was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1936, she was 16 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, by the time she was 24 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1964, she was 44 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1986, in the year of Rebecca Reynolds's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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