Ira A Church (1924 - 2001)

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Ira A Church
1924 - 2001
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June 19, 1924
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March 3, 2001
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Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28697
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Ira A Church was born on June 19, 1924. He died on March 3, 2001 at 76 years of age. We know that Ira A Church had been residing in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28697.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ira A Church died on March 3, 2001 at 76 years old. He was born on June 19, 1924. We are unaware of information about Ira's family or relationships. We know that Ira A Church had been residing in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28697.

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In 1924, in the year that Ira A Church was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1932, when he was only 8 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1946, he was 22 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1978, he was 54 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1981, Ira was 57 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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