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Gladys Lodge (1900 - 1986)

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Gladys Lodge
1900 - 1986
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October 17, 1900
Death
November 1986
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Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado 80465
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Gladys Lodge was born on October 17, 1900. She died in November 1986 at 86 years old. We know that Gladys Lodge had been residing in Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado 80465.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Gladys Lodge passed away in November 1986 at 86 years old. She was born on October 17, 1900. We have no information about Gladys' immediate family. We know that Gladys Lodge had been residing in Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado 80465.
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In 1900, in the year that Gladys Lodge was born, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1919, at the age of 19 years old, Gladys was alive when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1928, Gladys was 28 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1943, she was 43 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1986, in the year of Gladys Lodge's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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