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Laura L Whitaker (1903 - 1989)

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Laura L Whitaker
1903 - 1989
Born
March 20, 1903
Death
March 10, 1989
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Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342
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Laura L Whitaker was born on March 20, 1903. She died on March 10, 1989 at age 85. We know that Laura L Whitaker had been residing in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Laura L Whitaker passed away on March 10, 1989 at 85 years old. She was born on March 20, 1903. There is no information about Laura's family or relationships. We know that Laura L Whitaker had been residing in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72342.
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In 1903, in the year that Laura L Whitaker was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1911, she was only 8 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1949, when she was 46 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1969, when she was 66 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1989, in the year of Laura L Whitaker's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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