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Lois Potts (1918 - 1986)

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Lois Potts
1918 - 1986
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March 24, 1918
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October 1986
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Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32503
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Lois Potts was born on March 24, 1918. She died in October 1986 at 68 years old. We know that Lois Potts had been residing in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32503.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Lois Potts died in October 1986 at age 68. She was born on March 24, 1918. We are unaware of information about Lois' family. We know that Lois Potts had been residing in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32503.
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In 1918, in the year that Lois Potts 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 1934, she was 16 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1969, at the age of 51 years old, Lois was alive when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1974, by the time she was 56 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1986, in the year of Lois Potts's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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