Lawrence Diver (1891 - 1966)

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Lawrence Diver
1891 - 1966
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December 11, 1891
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April 1966
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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Lawrence Diver was born on December 11, 1891. He died in April 1966 at age 74. We know that Lawrence Diver had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Lawrence Diver died in April 1966 at 74 years of age. He was born on December 11, 1891. We have no information about Lawrence's surviving family. We know that Lawrence Diver had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.

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In 1891, in the year that Lawrence Diver was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1900, by the time he was just 9 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1923, at the age of 32 years old, Lawrence was alive when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1959, at the age of 68 years old, Lawrence was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, in the year of Lawrence Diver's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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