Lawrence B Craig (1941 - 2008)

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Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

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1941 - In the year that Lawrence B Craig was born, 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.

1945 - Lawrence was just 4 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1962 - By the time he was 21 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

1980 - At the age of 39 years old, Lawrence was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1987 - He was 46 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lawrence B Craig passed away on April 6, 2008 at 67 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 10, 1941. We are unaware of information about Lawrence's surviving family. We know that Lawrence B Craig had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

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