John Coughlin

12/22/46–6 November 2010
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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John Coughlin was born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 6 November 2010, in his hometown.

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

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After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory

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St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cochláin (or Ó Cochláin) ‘son (or descendant) of Cochlán’, a byname derived from cochal ‘cloak’, ‘hood’. The Mac form is found chiefly in County Offaly; the Ó form in County Cork.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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