Sidney Pelham (1920 - 1985)

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Sidney Pelham
1920 - 1985
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June 23, 1920
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February 1985
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Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36867
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Sidney Pelham was born on June 23, 1920. He died in February 1985 at 64 years old. We know that Sidney Pelham had been residing in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36867.
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Sidney Pelham passed away in February 1985 at age 64. He was born on June 23, 1920. We have no information about Sidney's family. We know that Sidney Pelham had been residing in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36867.

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In 1920, in the year that Sidney Pelham was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1937, he was 17 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.

In 1962, at the age of 42 years old, Sidney was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1972, at the age of 52 years old, Sidney was alive when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1985, in the year of Sidney Pelham's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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