Bernice Lynn

(1924 - 1990)

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Bernice Lynn
1924 - 1990
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May 17, 1924
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August 9, 1990
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La Marque, Galveston County, Texas 77568
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Bernice Lynn was born on May 17, 1924. She died on August 9, 1990 at 66 years of age. We know that Bernice Lynn had been residing in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas 77568.
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Bernice Lynn passed away on August 9, 1990 at 66 years old. She was born on May 17, 1924. We are unaware of information about Bernice's surviving family. We know that Bernice Lynn had been residing in La Marque, Galveston County, Texas 77568.

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In 1924, in the year that Bernice Lynn 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 1963, she was 39 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1976, she was 52 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1988, by the time she was 64 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1990, in the year of Bernice Lynn's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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