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William Stephen Cockerell (born 1954)

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William Stephen Cockerell
1954
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1954
Illinois United States
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William Stephen Cockerell was born in 1954 in Illinois. According to his family tree, William was father to 2 children. William's partner was Dianna Sue (Young) Cockerell, and they had children Caleena B. (Cockerell) Rogan and William David Cockerell.
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William Stephen Cockerell was born in 1954 in Illinois. According to his family tree, William was father to 2 children. William's partner was Dianna Sue (Young) Cockerell, and they had children Caleena B. (Cockerell) Rogan and William David Cockerell.
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In 1954, in the year that William Stephen Cockerell was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1961, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1979, 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.

In 1984, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1990, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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