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Lawrence Looby (1900 - 1963)

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Lawrence Looby
1900 - 1963
Born
April 8, 1900
Death
December 1963
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Lawrence Looby was born on April 8, 1900. He died in December 1963 at 63 years of age. We know that Lawrence Looby had been residing in Massachusetts .
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Lawrence Looby passed away in December 1963 at 63 years old. He was born on April 8, 1900. We are unaware of information about Lawrence's surviving family. We know that Lawrence Looby had been residing in Massachusetts .
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In 1900, in the year that Lawrence Looby was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1912, when he was just 12 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1936, at the age of 36 years old, Lawrence was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1956, Lawrence was 56 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 1963, in the year of Lawrence Looby's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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