Laurence Glenn (1897 - 1978)

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Laurence Glenn
1897 - 1978
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February 27, 1897
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November 1978
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Laurence Glenn was born on February 27, 1897. He died in November 1978 at age 81. We know that Laurence Glenn had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Laurence Glenn passed away in November 1978 at 81 years old. He was born on February 27, 1897. We are unaware of information about Laurence's immediate family. We know that Laurence Glenn had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1897, in the year that Laurence Glenn was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1934, by the time he was 37 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1943, Laurence was 46 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1963, when he was 66 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1978, in the year of Laurence Glenn's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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