John T Laing (1910 - 1989)

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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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1910 - 1989 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that John T Laing was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1938, by the time he was 28 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1951, by the time he was 41 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1961, when he was 51 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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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Jul 16, 1918 - May 21, 2007
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Selby Laing
Mar 25, 1887 - June 1965
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Blanche Laing
Nov 18, 1906 - January 1982
Henry M Laing Ii
Dec 18, 1911 - Nov 15, 1993
Tampa, FL
James Laing
Mar 8, 1891 - October 1966
Philadelphia, PA
Josephine M Laing
May 29, 1898 - Aug 31, 1997
Peoria, AZ
W W Laing
Oct 15, 1895 - Dec 24, 1990
Eleanor Laing
Apr 23, 1911 - Jan 4, 1991
Muir, PA
Effie E Laing
Mar 8, 1901 - Jun 8, 1991
Forrest P Laing
Aug 16, 1928 - Jun 18, 2006
Villas, NJ
Terence A Laing
Sep 10, 1950 - Sep 22, 1996
Alton E Laing
Sep 18, 1951 - Nov 5, 2002
Esther Laing
Dec 1, 1899 - October 1980
Verna M Laing
Jul 15, 1883 - Jun 15, 1976
Collingswood, NJ
Sarah A Laing
Nov 9, 1942 - Mar 18, 2004
Lancaster, PA
Robert Laing
Mar 29, 1912 - September 1977
Temple, PA
Icilda Laing
Aug 14, 1923 - Mar 30, 2010
Harrisburg, PA

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John Murray
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Agnes Conway
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