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Laura Jean Murphy (1921 - 2008)

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Laura Jean Murphy
1921 - 2008
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April 4, 1921
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August 23, 2008
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Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida 34209
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Laura Jean Murphy was born on April 4, 1921. She died on August 23, 2008 at 87 years old. We know that Laura Jean Murphy had been residing in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida 34209.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Laura Jean Murphy passed away on August 23, 2008 at 87 years old. She was born on April 4, 1921. We have no information about Laura's immediate family. We know that Laura Jean Murphy had been residing in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida 34209.
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In 1921, in the year that Laura Jean Murphy was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1932, at the age of only 11 years old, Laura was alive when 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 1954, Laura was 33 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1968, when she was 47 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1974, Laura was 53 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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