Lonzo Skinner (1935 - 1987)

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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

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1935 - In the year that Lonzo Skinner was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1937 - Lonzo was merely 2 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1945 - When this person was merely 10 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

1951 - This person was 16 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1987 - In the year of Lonzo Skinner's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lonzo Skinner passed away in June 1987 at age 51. There is no listed cause of death for Lonzo. Lonzo was born on December 10, 1935. We are unaware of information about Lonzo's surviving family. We know that Lonzo Skinner had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

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