Lauriss Wendy Balfour (1942 - 1950)

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Lauriss Wendy Balfour
1942 - 1950
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1942
Death
1950
Carlton, Australia
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Carlton, Australia
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Lauriss Wendy Balfour was born in 1942. Lauriss is the child of Gordon John Lewis Balfour and Elsie Walker Balfour. Lauriss died in 1950 in Carlton, Australia at 8 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Lauriss Wendy Balfour passed away in 1950 in Carlton, Australia at age 8. Lauriss was born in 1942. Lauriss is the child of Gordon John Lewis Balfour and Elsie Walker Balfour.

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In 1942, in the year that Lauriss Wendy Balfour was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1950, in the year of Lauriss Wendy Balfour's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1957, when this person was merely 15 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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