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Laverne G Morris (1925 - 1988)

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Laverne G Morris
1925 - 1988
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September 24, 1925
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August 26, 1988
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Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18901
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Laverne G Morris was born on September 24, 1925. She died on August 26, 1988 at 62 years old. We know that Laverne G Morris had been residing in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18901.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Laverne G Morris passed away on August 26, 1988 at 62 years old. She was born on September 24, 1925. We are unaware of information about Laverne's family or relationships. We know that Laverne G Morris had been residing in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18901.
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In 1925, in the year that Laverne G Morris was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1936, she was just 11 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, by the time she was 17 years old, 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 1970, by the time she was 45 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1988, in the year of Laverne G Morris's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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