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Lois Marie Maddox (1928 - 2010)

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Lois Marie Maddox
1928 - 2010
Born
January 24, 1928
Death
October 25, 2010
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97211
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Lois Marie Maddox was born on January 24, 1928. She died on October 25, 2010 at 82 years old. We know that Lois Marie Maddox had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97211.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Lois Marie Maddox passed away on October 25, 2010 at 82 years old. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section BB Site 1266, Portland, Oregon . She was born on January 24, 1928. There is no information about Lois' surviving family.
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In 1928, in the year that Lois Marie Maddox was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1949, Lois was 21 years old when 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 1973, by the time she was 45 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1985, when she was 57 years old, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1993, when she was 65 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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