Lila Rice (1887 - 1972)

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Lila Rice
1887 - 1972
June 6, 1887
December 1972
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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60637
Lila Rice was born on June 6, 1887. She died in December 1972 at 85 years of age. We know that Lila Rice had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60637.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Lila Rice died in December 1972 at 85 years old. She was born on June 6, 1887. There is no information about Lila's family or relationships. We know that Lila Rice had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60637.

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In 1887, in the year that Lila Rice was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1902, she was merely 15 years old when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1938, by the time she was 51 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1969, at the age of 82 years old, Lila was alive when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1972, in the year of Lila Rice's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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