John T Laing (1910 - 1989)

John T Laing
1910 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
John T Laing was born on December 28, 1910. He died on November 15, 1989 at 78 years old. We know that John T Laing had been residing in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15690.
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John T Laing passed away on November 15, 1989 at 78 years old. He was born on December 28, 1910. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John T Laing had been residing in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15690.
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In 1910, in the year that John T Laing was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1952, at the age of 42 years old, John was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1962, when he was 52 years old, 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 1977, by the time he was 67 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1989, in the year of John T Laing's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Other John Laings

c. 1887 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1921 - Mar 24, 1944
1920 - Sep 12, 1944
c. 1894 - Apr 11, 1917
c. 1908 - Jul 20, 1944
c. 1914 - May 30, 1940
c. 1890 - Nov 10, 1917
c. 1889 - Nov 28, 1917
c. 1896 - Apr 14, 1918
c. 1898 - Oct 24, 1917
c. 1899 - Dec 20, 1918
c. 1908 - Dec 15, 1943
c. 1917 - Jun 16, 1944
Unknown - May 23, 1944
Unknown - May 20, 1917
c. 1920 - Jan 3, 1941
c. 1894 - Oct 26, 1914
c. 1892 - May 6, 1941
c. 1902 - Sep 29, 1940
c. 1875 - Sep 12, 1917

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May 13, 1929 - Dec 15, 1999
Feb 5, 1898 - Feb 19, 1990
Aug 9, 1911 - Nov 7, 2003
Jul 16, 1918 - May 21, 2007
Mar 25, 1887 - June 1965
Nov 18, 1906 - January 1982
Dec 18, 1911 - Nov 15, 1993
Mar 8, 1891 - October 1966
May 29, 1898 - Aug 31, 1997
Oct 15, 1895 - Dec 24, 1990
Apr 23, 1911 - Jan 4, 1991
Mar 8, 1901 - Jun 8, 1991
Aug 16, 1928 - Jun 18, 2006
Sep 10, 1950 - Sep 22, 1996
Sep 18, 1951 - Nov 5, 2002
Dec 1, 1899 - October 1980
Jul 15, 1883 - Jun 15, 1976
Nov 9, 1942 - Mar 18, 2004
Mar 29, 1912 - September 1977
Aug 14, 1923 - Mar 30, 2010

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May 19, 1880 - June 1969
Sep 9, 1886 - January 1972
Feb 25, 1891 - June 1978
Feb 17, 1920 - Nov 26, 2004
Jun 11, 1918 - May 15, 1985
Mar 17, 1920 - September 1983
Oct 9, 1919 - April 1977
Jan 18, 1917 - February 1982
Jan 27, 1921 - October 1985
Aug 15, 1910 - Mar 26, 1993
Oct 17, 1916 - Sep 4, 2001
Jun 14, 1914 - June 1970
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