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Lillian E Gowan (1887 - 1966)

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Lillian E Gowan
1887 - 1966
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November 17, 1887
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June 15, 1966
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Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York 13210
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Lillian E Gowan was born on November 17, 1887. She died on June 15, 1966 at 78 years old. We know that Lillian E Gowan had been residing in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York 13210.
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Lillian E Gowan died on June 15, 1966 at 78 years old. She was born on November 17, 1887. We are unaware of information about Lillian's family or relationships. We know that Lillian E Gowan had been residing in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York 13210.
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In 1887, in the year that Lillian E Gowan was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1901, she was merely 14 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1935, when she was 48 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1941, by the time she was 54 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1966, in the year of Lillian E Gowan's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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