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Lawrence Kell (1927 - 1989)

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Lawrence Kell
1927 - 1989
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August 9, 1927
Death
January 3, 1989
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New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70116
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Lawrence Kell was born on August 9, 1927. He died on January 3, 1989 at 61 years of age. We know that Lawrence Kell had been residing in New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70116.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Lawrence Kell passed away on January 3, 1989 at age 61. He was born on August 9, 1927. We have no information about Lawrence's family. We know that Lawrence Kell had been residing in New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana 70116.
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In 1927, in the year that Lawrence Kell was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1948, Lawrence was 21 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, when he was 32 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1976, Lawrence was 49 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1989, in the year of Lawrence Kell's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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