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Sadie Cooley (1919 - 1978)

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Sadie Cooley
1919 - 1978
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March 8, 1919
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December 1978
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Alden, Erie County, New York 14004
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Sadie Cooley was born on March 8, 1919. She died in December 1978 at 59 years old. We know that Sadie Cooley had been residing in Alden, Erie County, New York 14004.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Sadie Cooley passed away in December 1978 at 59 years of age. She was born on March 8, 1919. There is no information about Sadie's immediate family. We know that Sadie Cooley had been residing in Alden, Erie County, New York 14004.
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In 1919, in the year that Sadie Cooley was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1935, at the age of 16 years old, Sadie was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1947, by the time she was 28 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 1967, she was 48 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1978, in the year of Sadie Cooley's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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