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Velma Bloom (1936 - 1996)

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Velma Bloom
1936 - 1996
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October 8, 1936
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August 12, 1996
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Havana, Mason County, Illinois 62644
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Velma Bloom was born on October 8, 1936. She died on August 12, 1996 at 59 years old. We know that Velma Bloom had been residing in Havana, Mason County, Illinois 62644.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Velma Bloom died on August 12, 1996 at age 59. She was born on October 8, 1936. There is no information about Velma's immediate family. We know that Velma Bloom had been residing in Havana, Mason County, Illinois 62644.
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In 1936, in the year that Velma Bloom was born, 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 1951, when she was merely 15 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, Velma was 29 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1983, by the time she was 47 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1996, in the year of Velma Bloom's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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