Laura Watson (1932 - 1984)

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Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi

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1932 - In the year that Laura Watson was born, 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.

1945 - When she was only 13 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1959 - By the time she was 27 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1972 - She was 40 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

1984 - In the year of Laura Watson's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Laura Watson passed away in December 1984 at age 52. No cause of death has been listed for Laura. She was born on October 11, 1932. We are unaware of information about Laura's immediate family. We know that Laura Watson had been residing in Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi.

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