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Laura White (1888 - 1972)

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Laura White
1888 - 1972
Born
May 10, 1888
Death
November 1972
Last Known Residence
Marion, Marion County, South Carolina 29571
Summary
Laura White of Marion, Marion County, South Carolina was born on May 10, 1888, and died at age 84 years old in November 1972.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246669

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Marion, Marion County, South Carolina 29571
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May 10, 1888
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Laura White passed away at age 84 years old in November 1972. Laura White of Marion, Marion County, South Carolina was born on May 10, 1888.

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Laura White lived 14 years longer than the average White family member when she died at the age of 84.
The average age of a White family member is 70.
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1888 - 1972 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Laura White was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1893, Laura was only 5 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1910, Laura was 22 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1963, at the age of 75 years old, Laura was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, in the year of Laura White's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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