Annie Lane (1918 - 1979)

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Annie Lane
1918 - 1979
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1918
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1979
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Annie Lane was born in 1918. She was born to Hayes William Lane and Arabella Mildre West Lane. She died in 1979 in Footscray, Australia at 61 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Annie Lane passed away in 1979 in Footscray, Australia at age 61. She was born in 1918. She was born to Hayes William Lane and Arabella Mildre West Lane.

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In 1918, in the year that Annie Lane was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1921, by the time she was only 3 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1931, Annie was only 13 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1968, when she was 50 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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