Karen S Waechter (1942 - 2001)

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Karen S Waechter
1942 - 2001
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June 22, 1942
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March 15, 2001
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Yorba Linda, Orange County, California 92886
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Karen S Waechter was born on June 22, 1942. She died on March 15, 2001 at age 58. We know that Karen S Waechter had been residing in Yorba Linda, Orange County, California 92886.
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Karen S Waechter passed away on March 15, 2001 at 58 years of age. She was born on June 22, 1942. We have no information about Karen's surviving family. We know that Karen S Waechter had been residing in Yorba Linda, Orange County, California 92886.

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In 1942, in the year that Karen S Waechter was born, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1968, she was 26 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1978, by the time she was 36 years old, 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, Karen was 39 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".

In 1994, at the age of 52 years old, Karen was alive when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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