Grace Margaret Lacey (1913 - 1960)

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Grace Margaret Lacey
1913 - 1960
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1913
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1960
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Grace Margaret Lacey was born in 1913. She was born to Shaw John Jose Lacey and Lydia Grace Lacey. She died in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at 47 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Grace Margaret Lacey passed away in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at 47 years old. She was born in 1913. She was born to Shaw John Jose Lacey and Lydia Grace Lacey.

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In 1913, in the year that Grace Margaret Lacey was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1921, she was only 8 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1943, Grace was 30 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1958, Grace was 45 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1960, in the year of Grace Margaret Lacey's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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