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Lena Kirkendall (1895 - 1980)

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Lena Kirkendall
1895 - 1980
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August 1, 1895
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August 1980
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Mc Dermott, Scioto County, Ohio 45652
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Lena Kirkendall was born on August 1, 1895. She died in August 1980 at 85 years of age. We know that Lena Kirkendall had been residing in Mc Dermott, Scioto County, Ohio 45652.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Lena Kirkendall died in August 1980 at 85 years of age. She was born on August 1, 1895. There is no information about Lena's family. We know that Lena Kirkendall had been residing in Mc Dermott, Scioto County, Ohio 45652.
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In 1895, in the year that Lena Kirkendall was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1907, when she was only 12 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1952, at the age of 57 years old, Lena was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1966, Lena was 71 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1980, in the year of Lena Kirkendall's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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