Carol Lee (Shaben) Wentz (born 1940)

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Carol Lee (Shaben) Wentz
1940 - living
February 20, 1940
Carol Lee (Shaben) Wentz was born on February 20, 1940. Her maiden name is Shaben and she married into the Wentz family. She is the child of Orvie Shaben and Mary Kathryn (Gibson) Shaben, with siblings Ruth, Neal, and Harry. According to her family tree, Carol was mother to 7 children. She married Edward Alvin Wentz in 1958 and they later divorced on December 20, 1983. They had children Nancy Lee (Wentz) Fuls, Rodney Edward Wentz, Kenneth Albert Wentz, Steven Alan Wentz, Brenda Ann Wentz, Albert Donald Wentz, and Alvin Orvie Wentz.
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In 1940, in the year that Carol Lee (Shaben) Wentz was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1968, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1972, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1988, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1990, 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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