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Lawrence E Pike (1906 - 1988)

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Lawrence E Pike
1906 - 1988
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March 4, 1906
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May 9, 1988
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Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31206
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Lawrence E Pike was born on March 4, 1906. He died on May 9, 1988 at 82 years old. We know that Lawrence E Pike had been residing in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31206.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Lawrence E Pike died on May 9, 1988 at 82 years of age. He was born on March 4, 1906. We have no information about Lawrence's surviving family. We know that Lawrence E Pike had been residing in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31206.
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In 1906, in the year that Lawrence E Pike was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1931, by the time he was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1956, he was 50 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1969, at the age of 63 years old, Lawrence was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1988, in the year of Lawrence E Pike'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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