Lafayette Harris (1896 - 1966)

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Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi

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Fazil Cengiz

Fazil Cengiz

Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Cathy Harris

Gaylord Harris

Gaylord Harris

Florence and Goldie Harris

Florence and Goldie Harris

Dwayne and Tammy Calvert Harris

Dwayne and Tammy Calvert Harris

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Lowery & Martha B (Holton) Harris

Lowery & Martha B (Holton) Harris

Charles Harris

Charles Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Berthold M Harris

Donnel Harris

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Harris /Harper Fazil Cengiz Catherine Harris Cathy Harris

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1896 - In the year that Lafayette Harris was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1897 - By the time this person was merely 1 year old, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

1926 - By the time this person was 30 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1944 - When this person was 48 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

1966 - In the year of Lafayette Harris's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Lafayette Harris died on October 15, 1966 at 70 years old. No cause of death has been entered. Lafayette was born on February 4, 1896. We have no information about Lafayette's immediate family. We know that Lafayette Harris had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi.

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