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Lillian A Carlson (1918 - 1996)

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Lillian A Carlson
1918 - 1996
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November 14, 1918
Death
March 13, 1996
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Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota 56549
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Lillian A Carlson was born on November 14, 1918. She died on March 13, 1996 at age 77. We know that Lillian A Carlson had been residing in Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota 56549.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Lillian A Carlson died on March 13, 1996 at 77 years of age. She was born on November 14, 1918. We have no information about Lillian's family. We know that Lillian A Carlson had been residing in Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota 56549.
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In 1918, in the year that Lillian A Carlson was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1949, by the time she was 31 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1967, Lillian was 49 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1984, when she was 66 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1996, in the year of Lillian A Carlson's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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