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Barbara L Kent (1919 - 1999)

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Barbara L Kent
1919 - 1999
Born
January 26, 1919
Death
July 25, 1999
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Urbandale, Polk County, Iowa 50322
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Barbara L Kent was born on January 26, 1919. She died on July 25, 1999 at 80 years old. We know that Barbara L Kent had been residing in Urbandale, Polk County, Iowa 50322.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Barbara L Kent died on July 25, 1999 at 80 years of age. She was born on January 26, 1919. We are unaware of information about Barbara's immediate family. We know that Barbara L Kent had been residing in Urbandale, Polk County, Iowa 50322.
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In 1919, in the year that Barbara L Kent was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1941, she was 22 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1962, she was 43 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1987, at the age of 68 years old, Barbara was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1993, Barbara was 74 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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