Clara June Gainey

(1937 - 2008)

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Clara June Gainey
1937 - 2008
Born
May 22, 1937
Death
November 2, 2008
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Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34974
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Clara June Gainey was born on May 22, 1937. She died on November 2, 2008 at age 71. We know that Clara June Gainey had been residing in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34974.
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Clara June Gainey passed away on November 2, 2008 at age 71. She was born on May 22, 1937. There is no information about Clara's family. We know that Clara June Gainey had been residing in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34974.

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In 1937, in the year that Clara June Gainey was born, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1951, at the age of merely 14 years old, Clara was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1962, Clara was 25 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1980, she was 43 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1997, she was 60 years old when on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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