Larry Galphin (1918 - 1983)

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Larry Galphin
1918 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Larry Galphin was born on August 18, 1918. He died in September 1983 at age 65. We know that Larry Galphin had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33711.


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Larry Galphin passed away in September 1983 at 65 years of age. He was born on August 18, 1918. We have no information about Larry's family. We know that Larry Galphin had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33711.
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In 1918, in the year that Larry Galphin was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1925, Larry was only 7 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1937, Larry was 19 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1941, he was 23 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1983, in the year of Larry Galphin's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Other Galphins

Juanita Galphin
Dec 16, 1899 - October 1980
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Harry Galphin
Feb 26, 1905 - March 1975
Jacksonville, Florida
Cleo E Galphin
Feb 10, 1912 - Sep 18, 2006
Fernandina Beach, FL
Hattie Galphin
Mar 20, 1884 - February 1972
Olustee, Florida
Robert L Galphin
Apr 24, 1905 - Mar 18, 2005
Atlanta, GA
Mary L Galphin
Feb 1, 1927 - Nov 11, 1990
P L Galphin
Jun 12, 1924 - Nov 15, 1987
Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Galphin
Jan 10, 1903 - March 1981
Los Angeles, California
Patrick Galphin
Feb 7, 1926 - August 1974
Los Angeles, California
Thomas H Jr Galphin
Born: around 1923
Georgia, United States
Paul L Galphin
Born: around 1924
California, United States
George Jr Galphin
Born: around 1922
South Carolina, United States

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