Alice Lamke (1897 - 1988)

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Alice Lamke
1897 - 1988
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February 24, 1897
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February 16, 1988
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Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80012
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Alice Lamke was born on February 24, 1897. She died on February 16, 1988 at 90 years old. We know that Alice Lamke had been residing in Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80012.
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Alice Lamke passed away on February 16, 1988 at 90 years of age. She was born on February 24, 1897. There is no information about Alice's surviving family. We know that Alice Lamke had been residing in Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80012.

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In 1897, in the year that Alice Lamke was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1903, she was just 6 years old when the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1955, Alice was 58 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1972, Alice was 75 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1988, in the year of Alice Lamke's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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