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Clarissa Spurlock (1916 - 1994)

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Clarissa Spurlock
1916 - 1994
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September 24, 1916
Death
October 28, 1994
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Addison, Lenawee County, Michigan 49220
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Clarissa Spurlock was born on September 24, 1916. She died on October 28, 1994 at 78 years old. We know that Clarissa Spurlock had been residing in Addison, Lenawee County, Michigan 49220.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Clarissa Spurlock passed away on October 28, 1994 at 78 years old. She was born on September 24, 1916. We have no information about Clarissa's surviving family. We know that Clarissa Spurlock had been residing in Addison, Lenawee County, Michigan 49220.
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In 1916, in the year that Clarissa Spurlock was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1940, Clarissa was 24 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1971, Clarissa was 55 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1984, by the time she was 68 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1994, in the year of Clarissa Spurlock's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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