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Loran Fifield (1913 - 1970)

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Loran Fifield
1913 - 1970
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January 26, 1913
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July 1970
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Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois 61231
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Loran Fifield was born on January 26, 1913. Loran died in July 1970 at 57 years of age. We know that Loran Fifield had been residing in Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois 61231.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Loran Fifield died in July 1970 at 57 years of age. Loran was born on January 26, 1913. We are unaware of information about Loran's immediate family. We know that Loran Fifield had been residing in Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois 61231.
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In 1913, in the year that Loran Fifield was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1935, when this person was 22 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1949, Loran was 36 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1964, by the time this person was 51 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1970, in the year of Loran Fifield's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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