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Lawrence Mclaughlin (1923 - 1995)

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Lawrence Mclaughlin
1923 - 1995
Born
December 9, 1923
Death
October 18, 1995
Last Known Residence
Stony Brook, Suffolk County, New York 11790
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Lawrence Mclaughlin of Stony Brook, Suffolk County, New York was born on December 9, 1923, and died at age 71 years old on October 18, 1995.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 15354911

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Lawrence Mclaughlin passed away at age 71 years old on October 18, 1995. Lawrence Mclaughlin of Stony Brook, Suffolk County, New York was born on December 9, 1923.

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1923 - 1995 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that Lawrence Mclaughlin was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1941, Lawrence was 18 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1979, by the time he was 56 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1988, Lawrence was 65 years old when 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.

In 1995, in the year of Lawrence Mclaughlin's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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