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Faye Wilson (1905 - 1988)

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Faye Wilson
1905 - 1988
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July 24, 1905
Death
November 1, 1988
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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Faye Wilson was born on July 24, 1905. She died on November 1, 1988 at 83 years old. We know that Faye Wilson had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Faye Wilson died on November 1, 1988 at 83 years old. She was born on July 24, 1905. There is no information about Faye's immediate family. We know that Faye Wilson had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
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In 1905, in the year that Faye Wilson was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1955, by the time she was 50 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1962, she was 57 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1975, Faye was 70 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Faye Wilson'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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