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August W Lane (1850 - 1920)

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August W Lane
1850 - 1920
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c. 1850
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February 2, 1920
Kings County, New York United States
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August W Lane was born c. 1850. He died on February 2, 1920 in New York United States at 70 years of age.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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August W Lane died on February 2, 1920 in New York United States at 70 years old. He was born c. 1850. We have no information about August's immediate family.
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In 1850, in the year that August W Lane was born, on September 9th, in the middle of the Gold Rush, California was admitted to the US as the 31st state. Previously the western part of Alta California, the state, by itself, is now has the 6th largest economy in the world when compared to other countries.

In 1871, by the time he was 21 years old, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1890, when he was 40 years old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1903, by the time he was 53 years old, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1920, in the year of August W Lane's passing, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

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