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Kar Wah Lau (1927 - 2003)

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Kar Wah Lau
1927 - 2003
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December 5, 1927
Death
April 22, 2003
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Flushing, Queens County, New York 11355
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Kar Wah Lau was born on December 5, 1927. Kar Wah died on April 22, 2003 at 75 years of age. We know that Kar Wah Lau had been residing in Flushing, Queens County, New York 11355.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Kar Wah Lau passed away on April 22, 2003 at 75 years old. Kar Wah was born on December 5, 1927. There is no information about Kar Wah's family. We know that Kar Wah Lau had been residing in Flushing, Queens County, New York 11355.
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In 1927, in the year that Kar Wah Lau was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1935, by the time this person was merely 8 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1942, at the age of merely 15 years old, Kar Wah was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1952, at the age of 25 years old, Kar Wah 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 1993, at the age of 66 years old, Kar Wah was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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