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Gerald L Layman (1935 - 1997)

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Gerald L Layman
1935 - 1997
Born
February 1, 1935
Death
March 14, 1997
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Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47802
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Gerald L Layman was born on February 1, 1935. He died on March 14, 1997 at 62 years old. We know that Gerald L Layman had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47802.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Gerald L Layman died on March 14, 1997 at 62 years old. He was born on February 1, 1935. There is no information about Gerald's family. We know that Gerald L Layman had been residing in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47802.
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In 1935, in the year that Gerald L Layman was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, Gerald was merely 10 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1969, Gerald was 34 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1983, Gerald was 48 years old when 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.

In 1997, in the year of Gerald L Layman's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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