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Carolyn Walker (1928 - 2005)

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Carolyn Walker
1928 - 2005
Born
September 30, 1928
Death
December 25, 2005
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Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28401
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Carolyn Walker was born on September 30, 1928. She died on December 25, 2005 at 77 years of age. We know that Carolyn Walker had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28401.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Carolyn Walker died on December 25, 2005 at 77 years of age. She was born on September 30, 1928. There is no information about Carolyn's immediate family. We know that Carolyn Walker had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28401.
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1928 - 2005 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Carolyn Walker was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1946, Carolyn was 18 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1952, Carolyn was 24 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1979, when she was 51 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1983, at the age of 55 years old, Carolyn was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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