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Lillian Flower (1915 - 1982)

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Lillian Flower
1915 - 1982
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November 5, 1915
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May 1982
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Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas 77414
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Lillian Flower was born on November 5, 1915. She died in May 1982 at 66 years old. We know that Lillian Flower had been residing in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas 77414.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Lillian Flower died in May 1982 at 66 years old. She was born on November 5, 1915. We are unaware of information about Lillian's family. We know that Lillian Flower had been residing in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas 77414.
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In 1915, in the year that Lillian Flower was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1922, when she was just 7 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1948, when she was 33 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1965, by the time she was 50 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1982, in the year of Lillian Flower's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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