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Edith L Haley (1915 - 1988)

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Edith L Haley
1915 - 1988
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June 6, 1915
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May 15, 1988
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Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267
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Edith L Haley was born on June 6, 1915. She died on May 15, 1988 at age 72. We know that Edith L Haley had been residing in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Edith L Haley died on May 15, 1988 at 72 years of age. She was born on June 6, 1915. There is no information about Edith's immediate family. We know that Edith L Haley had been residing in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267.
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In 1915, in the year that Edith L Haley was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1925, by the time she was only 10 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1949, by the time she was 34 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1966, by the time she was 51 years old, 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 1988, in the year of Edith L Haley's passing, 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.

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