Lora Henry (1903 - 1987)

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Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi

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1903 - In the year that Lora Henry was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

1931 - By the time she was 28 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1952 - She was 49 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1955 - At the age of 52 years old, Lora was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1987 - In the year of Lora Henry'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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Lora Henry passed away in July 1987 at 83 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born on September 14, 1903. We are unaware of information about Lora's immediate family. We know that Lora Henry had been residing in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.

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