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Lillian Drake (1913 - 1987)

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Lillian Drake
1913 - 1987
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March 26, 1913
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July 1987
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Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19064
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Lillian Drake was born on March 26, 1913. She died in July 1987 at 74 years old. We know that Lillian Drake had been residing in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19064.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Lillian Drake died in July 1987 at 74 years of age. She was born on March 26, 1913. There is no information about Lillian's family. We know that Lillian Drake had been residing in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19064.
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In 1913, in the year that Lillian Drake was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1941, when she was 28 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1954, by the time she was 41 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1979, by the time she was 66 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1987, in the year of Lillian Drake's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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