Lacy Speed (1916 - 1968)

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Lacy Speed
1916 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Lacy Speed was born on April 17, 1916. She died in December 1968 at 52 years old.


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Lacy Speed passed away in December 1968 at 52 years of age. She was born on April 17, 1916. We have no information about Lacy's family.
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In 1916, in the year that Lacy Speed was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1928, when she was merely 12 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, when she was 16 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1955, when she was 39 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1968, in the year of Lacy Speed's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Apr 19, 1953 - Sep 26, 2008
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Jul 21, 1915 - October 1995
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Irene Speed
Jun 23, 1920 - Oct 18, 2004
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May 11, 1924 - August 1983
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Sep 15, 1924 - Dec 24, 2006
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B Speed
Jan 28, 1923 - May 1975
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Gladys Speed
Mar 1, 1902 - December 1982
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Elijah George Speed
Jan 28, 1977 - Aug 20, 2008
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Joyce L Speed
Dec 15, 1933 - Jul 23, 2003
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Michael A Speed
Jan 29, 1986 - Dec 9, 2005
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