Vega Cooper (1911 - 1979)

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Vega Cooper
1911 - 1979
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February 21, 1911
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February 1979
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Vega Cooper was born on February 21, 1911. Vega died in February 1979 at 67 years old. We know that Vega Cooper had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Vega Cooper passed away in February 1979 at age 67. Vega was born on February 21, 1911. We are unaware of information about Vega's immediate family. We know that Vega Cooper had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1911, in the year that Vega Cooper was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1927, this person was 16 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1931, by the time this person was 20 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1952, by the time this person was 41 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1979, in the year of Vega Cooper's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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