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Laura Whitaker (1913 - 1984)

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Laura Whitaker
1913 - 1984
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March 25, 1913
Death
January 1984
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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371
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Laura Whitaker was born on March 25, 1913. She died in January 1984 at 70 years of age. We know that Laura Whitaker had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Laura Whitaker died in January 1984 at 70 years old. She was born on March 25, 1913. We have no information about Laura's surviving family. We know that Laura Whitaker had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371.
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In 1913, in the year that Laura Whitaker was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1943, Laura was 30 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1964, when she was 51 years old, 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 1979, at the age of 66 years old, Laura was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1984, in the year of Laura Whitaker'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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