Laretta H Archer (1907 - 1996)

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Laretta H Archer
1907 - 1996
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January 7, 1907
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September 1996
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211
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Laretta H Archer was born on January 7, 1907. Laretta died in September 1996 at 89 years of age. We know that Laretta H Archer had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Laretta H Archer died in September 1996 at 89 years of age. Laretta was born on January 7, 1907. There is no information about Laretta's immediate family. We know that Laretta H Archer had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211.

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In 1907, in the year that Laretta H Archer was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1915, this person was only 8 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1942, Laretta was 35 years old 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 1972, Laretta was 65 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1996, in the year of Laretta H Archer's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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