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Lois Reitz (1923 - 2010)

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Lois Reitz
1923 - 2010
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October 3, 1923
Death
January 23, 2010
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Angola, Steuben County, Indiana 46703
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Lois Reitz was born on October 3, 1923. She died on January 23, 2010 at 86 years old. We know that Lois Reitz had been residing in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana 46703.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Lois Reitz passed away on January 23, 2010 at 86 years old. She was born on October 3, 1923. We are unaware of information about Lois' surviving family. We know that Lois Reitz had been residing in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana 46703.
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In 1923, in the year that Lois Reitz was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1941, at the age of 18 years old, Lois was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1967, at the age of 44 years old, Lois was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1982, when she was 59 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1991, she was 68 years old when on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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