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Annie Lane (1918 - 1979)

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Annie Lane
1918 - 1979
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1918
Death
1979
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Annie Lane was born in 1918. She is the child of Hayes William Lane and Arabella Mildre West Lane. She died in 1979 in Footscray, Australia at 61 years old.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Annie Lane passed away in 1979 in Footscray, Australia at age 61. She was born in 1918. She is the child of Hayes William Lane and Arabella Mildre West Lane.
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In 1918, in the year that Annie Lane was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1932, when she was merely 14 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1946, Annie was 28 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1966, by the time she was 48 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1979, in the year of Annie Lane'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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