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Landry Barnes (1921 - 1997)

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Landry Barnes
1921 - 1997
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January 25, 1921
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December 30, 1997
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Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640
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Landry Barnes was born on January 25, 1921. Landry died on December 30, 1997 at 76 years of age. We know that Landry Barnes had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Landry Barnes passed away on December 30, 1997 at 76 years old. Landry was born on January 25, 1921. There is no information about Landry's family or relationships. We know that Landry Barnes had been residing in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640.
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In 1921, in the year that Landry Barnes was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1936, Landry was merely 15 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1968, when this person was 47 years old, 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 1970, this person was 49 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1997, in the year of Landry Barnes'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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