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Lester H Forbes (1912 - 1991)

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Lester H Forbes
1912 - 1991
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September 12, 1912
Death
February 3, 1991
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Niles, Berrien County, Michigan 49120
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Lester H Forbes was born on September 12, 1912. He died on February 3, 1991 at 78 years old. We know that Lester H Forbes had been residing in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan 49120.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Lester H Forbes passed away on February 3, 1991 at 78 years of age. He was born on September 12, 1912. We have no information about Lester's family. We know that Lester H Forbes had been residing in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan 49120.
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In 1912, in the year that Lester H Forbes was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1950, Lester was 38 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1963, he was 51 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, Lester was 66 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1991, in the year of Lester H Forbes's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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