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Arlene Nisbett (1924 - 1986)

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Arlene Nisbett
1924 - 1986
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July 19, 1924
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August 1986
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Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04102
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Arlene Nisbett was born on July 19, 1924. She died in August 1986 at 62 years old. We know that Arlene Nisbett had been residing in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04102.
Updated: October 2, 2011
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Arlene Nisbett passed away in August 1986 at 62 years old. She was born on July 19, 1924. We have no information about Arlene's family or relationships. We know that Arlene Nisbett had been residing in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04102.
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1924 - 1986 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Arlene Nisbett was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1937, when she was only 13 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1958, at the age of 34 years old, Arlene was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1977, by the time she was 53 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1986, in the year of Arlene Nisbett's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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