Joyce M Lewis (1904 - 1997)

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Joyce M Lewis
1904 - 1997
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June 25, 1904
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August 20, 1997
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Truckee, Nevada County, California 96161
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Joyce M Lewis was born on June 25, 1904. She died on August 20, 1997 at 93 years of age. We know that Joyce M Lewis had been residing in Truckee, Nevada County, California 96161.
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Joyce M Lewis died on August 20, 1997 at age 93. She was born on June 25, 1904. There is no information about Joyce's family or relationships. We know that Joyce M Lewis had been residing in Truckee, Nevada County, California 96161.

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In 1904, in the year that Joyce M Lewis was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1931, at the age of 27 years old, Joyce was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1969, when she was 65 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1976, she was 72 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, in the year of Joyce M Lewis's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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