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Lela Snyder (1915 - 1993)

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Lela Snyder
1915 - 1993
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April 8, 1915
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October 1993
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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Lela Snyder was born on April 8, 1915. She died in October 1993 at 78 years old. We know that Lela Snyder had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Lela Snyder died in October 1993 at 78 years old. She was born on April 8, 1915. There is no information about Lela's surviving family. We know that Lela Snyder had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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1915 - 1993 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Lela Snyder was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1942, Lela was 27 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1972, when she was 57 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1986, she was 71 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1993, in the year of Lela Snyder's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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