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Carmelo Lay (1911 - 1989)

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Carmelo Lay
1911 - 1989
Born
February 26, 1911
Death
October 7, 1989
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Carmelo Lay was born on February 26, 1911, and died at age 78 years old on October 7, 1989. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Carmelo Lay.
Updated: November 13, 2011
Biography ID: 91225589

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Carmelo Lay passed away at age 78 years old on October 7, 1989. Carmelo Lay was born on February 26, 1911. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Carmelo Lay.

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Carmelo Lay lived 7 years longer than the average Lay family member when he died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Lay family member is 71.
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1911 - 1989 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that Carmelo Lay was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1945, at the age of 34 years old, Carmelo was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1952, by the time he was 41 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1961, at the age of 50 years old, Carmelo was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1989, in the year of Carmelo Lay's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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