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Laura Mccrory (1899 - 1978)

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Laura Mccrory
1899 - 1978
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September 23, 1899
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October 1978
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623
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Laura Mccrory was born on September 23, 1899. She died in October 1978 at age 79. We know that Laura Mccrory had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Laura Mccrory died in October 1978 at 79 years of age. She was born on September 23, 1899. We are unaware of information about Laura's immediate family. We know that Laura Mccrory had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60623.
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In 1899, in the year that Laura Mccrory was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1941, at the age of 42 years old, Laura was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1952, she was 53 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1964, at the age of 65 years old, Laura was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, in the year of Laura Mccrory's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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