Clara Lyons (1888 - 1983)

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Clara Lyons
1888 - 1983
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October 11, 1888
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June 1983
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Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309
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Clara Lyons was born on October 11, 1888. She died in June 1983 at age 94. We know that Clara Lyons had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309.
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Clara Lyons died in June 1983 at 94 years old. She was born on October 11, 1888. There is no information about Clara's family or relationships. We know that Clara Lyons had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309.

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In 1888, in the year that Clara Lyons was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1925, when she was 37 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1945, Clara was 57 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1966, she was 78 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1983, in the year of Clara Lyons's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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