Laurence Dunn (1896 - 1974)

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Laurence Dunn
1896 - 1974
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July 16, 1896
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September 1974
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Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17602
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Laurence Dunn was born on July 16, 1896. He died in September 1974 at 78 years of age. We know that Laurence Dunn had been residing in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17602.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Laurence Dunn passed away in September 1974 at age 78. He was born on July 16, 1896. There is no information about Laurence's family or relationships. We know that Laurence Dunn had been residing in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17602.

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In 1896, in the year that Laurence Dunn was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1921, when he was 25 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1941, by the time he was 45 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1967, at the age of 71 years old, Laurence was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1974, in the year of Laurence Dunn's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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