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Arletta Lentz (1911 - 1978)

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Arletta Lentz
1911 - 1978
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June 2, 1911
Death
May 1978
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33581
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Arletta Lentz was born on June 2, 1911. She died in May 1978 at 66 years old. We know that Arletta Lentz had been residing in 33581.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Arletta Lentz passed away in May 1978 at age 66. She was born on June 2, 1911. We have no information about Arletta's surviving family. We know that Arletta Lentz had been residing in 33581.
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In 1911, in the year that Arletta Lentz was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1929, when she was 18 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1949, when she was 38 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1960, at the age of 49 years old, Arletta was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1978, in the year of Arletta Lentz's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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