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Laura Whitaker (1903 - 1982)

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Laura Whitaker
1903 - 1982
Born
April 7, 1903
Death
January 1982
Last Known Residence
Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama 35020
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Laura Whitaker of Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama was born on April 7, 1903, and died at age 78 years old in January 1982.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 61095554

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Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama 35020
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Laura Whitaker passed away at age 78 years old in January 1982. Laura Whitaker of Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama was born on April 7, 1903.

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Laura Whitaker lived 7 years longer than the average Whitaker family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Whitaker family member is 71.
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In 1903, in the year that Laura Whitaker was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1923, when she was 20 years old, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1956, she was 53 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1965, she was 62 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1982, in the year of Laura Whitaker's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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