Edna Banks (1915 - 1987)

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East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois

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1915 - In the year that Edna Banks was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

1942 - At the age of 27 years old, Edna was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1966 - Edna was 51 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.

1978 - Edna was 63 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1987 - In the year of Edna Banks's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Edna Banks passed away in February 1987 at 71 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on August 8, 1915. There is no information about Edna's family. We know that Edna Banks had been residing in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois.

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